20 Jul '17, 1pm

Coast Guard Makes Dire Warning About Drilling in the Arctic

For months now America's climate denying president, Donald Trump , has been manoeuvering to open up the Arctic to oil drilling, in another act of defiance against his predecessor, Barak Obama. Back in April, Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to large parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans . "We're opening it up ... Today we're unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs," Trump said as he signed the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. The executive order instructed the Interior Department to re-examine policies put into place by Obama, who in one of his last acts as president had restricted offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic until 2022. Obama had banned drilling in both areas, saying they were "simply not right to lease." As Trump signed the ord...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/coast-guard-arctic-oil-spill-246...

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