Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 13, 2021

Court supports ban on offshore gas & oil drilling in the oceans

from Alt National Park Service

A U.S. appeals court affirmed an earlier decision upholding Obama-era standards for Arctic and Atlantic Ocean protections. In an April 2017 executive order, then-President Trump unwound the Obama administration’s permanent ban on offshore gas and oil drilling in the oceans. But in 2019, the District Court for the District of Alaska ruled in favor of a coalition of conservation groups, finding that the Trump administration had overstepped its authority with the rollback.


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