Not to Be Outdone By Putin, Trump Signs Order Opening Arctic for Oil Drilling

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From the VOA:
Trump Signs Order Opening Arctic for Oil Drilling
April 28, 2017 3:23 PM, Steve Baragona
WASHINGTON — 
President Donald Trump is re-opening for oil exploration areas that President Barack Obama had closed, a move that environmental groups have promised to fight.

In an executive order Friday, the president reversed the Obama administration’s decision to prohibit oil and gas drilling in the Arctic waters off Alaska.

The order also instructs the Interior Department to review current restrictions on energy development in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. In addition, it bars the creation or expansion of marine sanctuaries and orders a review of all areas protected within the last 10 years.
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The action is the latest from the Trump administration aimed at boosting domestic energy production and loosening…

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