The Energy Lobbyists Linked To Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plans

The Energy Lobbyists Linked to Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plans

Last week U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that President Trump plans to issue an executive order expanding offshore drilling in areas now off limits, including the Atlantic Ocean and parts of the Arctic.Trump’s order would amend the Obama administration’s five-year drilling plan that excluded lease auctions in those areas through 2022. It would also open the door to reversing President Obama’s decision to permanently withdraw most of the U.S. Arctic and an area of the Atlantic stretching from New England to the Maryland-Virginia border from the federal offshore leasing program — an effort that environmentalists think would be …

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