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Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Push: Five Essential Reads

Shell's Arctic drilling rig the Kulluk aground in Alaska

By Martin LaMonica, The Conversation

This article is based on a collection of archival stories.

When it comes to energy, perhaps the only thing President Trump loves more than coal is oil and gas. Just a day shy of 100 days into his presidency, Trump signed an executive order to open more Offshore Oil Drilling in U.S. waters.

The move is meant to spur the economy and reverse President Obama’s decision last December to ban drilling from large swaths of sensitive marine environments. Regardless of whether Trump succeeds in overturning Obama’s protections, it’s clear oil won’t be flowing from new Offshore wells anytime soon.

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Arctic Offshore Drilling
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Donald Trump
fossil fuel industry
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