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With A Trump Storm Brewing, Obama Blocks Oil Drilling In Atlantic, Arctic

President Obama invoked a seldom-used provision in a 1953 law that allows him to prevent the sale of drilling rights in certain U.S. waters. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton also used the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect specific areas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans for a limited time

December 21, 2016
Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, take an aerial tour of the Atlantic Coast in New Jersey in areas damaged by superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

Obama Administration Reverses Course On Atlantic Oil Drilling

“We heard from many corners that now is not the time to offer oil and gas leasing off the Atlantic coast.”

March 15, 2016

Democrat Hillary Clinton Says Arctic Drilling ‘Not Worth The Risk’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a Twitter post on Tuesday that drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean was “not worth the risk.”

August 18, 2015

Drilling In Atlantic Raises Alarm

Is President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan going too far?

February 3, 2015

California Lawmaker Moves To Stop Oil-Drilling Project

Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s been 45 years since a spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife, and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento. It turns out that there was an exemption in a 1994 law that still allows drilling in a […]

August 8, 2014

Oil Driller In Everglades Forced Out Of Florida

By William E. Gibson, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades. Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co. seven months after it was caught using […]

July 29, 2014

Oil Drilling In North Dakota Raises Concerns About Radioactive Waste

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau ARNEGARD, N.D. — Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill. The trucks drive up to a scale flanked by something seldom found in rural […]

July 28, 2014