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Guidance issued under President Obama in 2015 directed agencies to factor in greenhouse gas emissions and climate change during NEPA reviews. ... just 80,000 acres were leased, raising questions about the economic viability of Arctic drilling at the same time the Trump administration is pushing to ...
Key House Republicans are warming to a proposal aimed at bringing down ObamaCare premiums, raising the chances of legislative action this year to stabilize the health-care law. House GOP aides and lobbyists say that top House Republicans are interested in funding what is known as reinsurance.

Bottom Line: The potential of economic development in the Arctic for a financially strapped Russia has increased the Kremlin's attention to the security of its northern waters. The result is a push to bolster its military presence in the region. But against a backdrop of increasing geopolitical tensions between ...
The new move holds potentially big changes for Alaska: reopening the option of future Arctic Ocean drilling, a reversal of the Obama-era approach that sought to limit and eventually ban offshore ... Trump focused his remarks on Arctic drilling, and reversing the prior administration's ban on Arctic leasing.
... open up Arctic drilling.” Matt Lewis wrote in the Daily Beast that “if you are a mainstream conservative, you have to be pretty happy today with what you found in your Christmas stocking. … On paper at least, [Trump] has wildly exceeded my expectations.” Even David Axelrod, Barack Obama's key adviser, ...
Hanging over any drilling in Arctic waters is the question of whether spills — which drilling critics say are inevitable — can be cleaned up in ice-choked water along coasts with ... The Trump administration could loosen Arctic drilling operating rules, but bidders would still face environmental opposition.

He repealed Obama's ban on sale of surplus military equipment to U.S. police agencies. He restored travel and trade restrictions with Cuba. He scrapped the costly Paris Climate Agreement. He repealed an Obama ban on offshore and Arctic drilling. He repealed Obama's internet net neutrality regulation.
But expectations changed once Trump picked Sessions, one of the most outspoken critics in Congress of Obama's policy, to be the nation's top law enforcement officer. Sessions revoked the Obama-era guidance on Thursday, declaring a “return to the rule of law.” “Today's memo on federal marijuana ...
Following the massive BP oil spill related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the Obama administration set in place a .... Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of its Arctic drilling campaign in 2015 after spending $7 billion because of the rising cost, significant public opposition and ...
President Obama handed President Trump an economy growing at only 1.8 percent. Growth has surged to over 3 percent the last two. quarters. Consumer confidence is near an ... He lifted the restrictions on arctic drilling. Finally, the President is still trying to get control of our immigration system. Choosing ...
The new Trump administration is hoping to reverse industry views on Arctic drilling, after years of heavy regulations from the Obama administration (plus cost, and harsh operating/environmental conditions, etc.) led many major oil companies, including Shell and Statoil to relinquish their US Arctic leases in ...
This month it plans to delay compliance deadlines for offshore drilling safety regulations put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The agency plans to propose to overhaul that rule, along with Obama-era arctic drilling regulations, by October 2018. Interior next month plans to propose revising ...
The Trump administration is considering easing offshore oil and natural gas safety regulations, including eliminating certain requirements for Arctic drilling put in place by the Obama administration, and cutting testing requirements for rules developed in response to BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, ...
Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review Obama's five-year offshore leasing plan and revoked the Arctic and Atlantic offshore drilling bans. Environmental groups have sued Trump over those actions. Eni will drill in a section of the Beaufort Sea not encompassed by Obama's ban.
Republicans essentially gave up for the remainder of the George W. Bush administration after Democrats won control of Congress, and the drilling proposal had no chance during the Obama years, so it virtually disappeared as a topic of congressional conversation. Now, almost out of nowhere, determined ...
Environmental groups sue Trump in a bid to defend Obama's Arctic drilling ban ... In issuing its order, the Obama administration cited provision 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, which states, "The President of the United States may, from time to time, withdraw from disposition any of the ...
McLeod was outraged by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's imposition without consultation of a ban on drilling in the Arctic in late 2016, alongside then United States President Barack Obama. Trudeau also announced a ban on oil tankers on Canada's northern West Coast and made it more difficult for ...

The Trump administration is considering easing offshore oil and natural gas safety regulations, including eliminating certain requirements for Arctic drilling put in place by the Obama administration, and cutting testing requirements for rules developed in response to BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, ...
In fact, the administration has been true to its promises broadly to roll back environmental protections and has done so not only for rules protecting against climate change, but also regulations that protect our parks, preventing pollution, and Arctic drilling. But the Trump administration also promised to ...
Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review Obama's five-year offshore leasing plan and revoked the Arctic and Atlantic offshore drilling bans. Environmental groups have sued Trump over those actions. Eni will drill in a section of the Beaufort Sea not encompassed by Obama's ban.
Republicans essentially gave up for the remainder of the George W. Bush administration after Democrats won control of Congress, and the drilling proposal had no chance during the Obama years, so it virtually disappeared as a topic of congressional conversation. Now, almost out of nowhere, determined ...
The Republican #Tax Bill passed in the early morning hours on Saturday had something more than just tax cuts. There was a clause that will open oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On Saturday, Republicans pushed through a massive tax overhaul bill that experts say will add up to $1.4 ...
Republicans have passed the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate, bringing them one step closer to giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts. A final burst of negotiations with some Republican hold-outs, and the addition of a number of ...
Earlier this year, Collins was among a group of Republican senators who bucked the party and helped derail their effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Collins says she decided to back the tax bill after leaders agreed to let taxpayers deduct up to $10,000 in local property taxes and ...
... new drilling operations in the Arctic. President Trump has been pushing to reverse Obama-era restrictions on Arctic drilling since April. And with Republicans in control of the House and Senate, the controversial effort to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has its best chance of succeeding in years.
On Tuesday, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement granted a permit for Italian oil company Eni SpA to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea to test production conditions there. Its permit allows the company to begin work as early as December. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ...
Trump administration works toward renewed drilling in Arctic National .... to launch a new exploration program; Obama administration officials ...
And yes, the Obama administration then took several steps to cut back on drilling in Arctic waters — actions the Trump administration is now ...
It's a highly political topic, one both former President Barack Obama ... cut back on drilling in Arctic waters — actions the Trump administration is ...
In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order reversing President Obama's restrictions on Arctic drilling. And last month, the ...
Trump modified a December executive order from his predecessor, Barack Obama, that prohibited new leases in the vast majority of U.S. Arctic ...
Walker lends support to Trump in lawsuit over Arctic drilling ... in a lawsuit over whether he can reverse President Obama's Arctic drilling ban.
... groups sue Trump in a bid to defend Obama's Arctic drilling ban ... In issuing its order, the Obama administration cited provision 12(a) of the ...
President Obama will permanently ban offshore drilling in most of the U.S.-controlled Arctic as well as off much of the Atlantic Seaboard, the ...
If that project gets approved, and Trump does away with a President Obama-era moratorium on Arctic drilling, it could open the world up to an Arctic rush.
At the same time, then-U.S. president Barack Obama declared a permanent ban on drilling in the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean - a move that U.S.
At the end of last year, former US president Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a moratorium on new oil activity in North-American Arctic areas.
(Bloomberg) - Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska. Both Trump and Interior Secretary ...
And though Obama banned Arctic drilling in large portions of American-controlled parts of the Arctic, Trump's presidency could change that.
Nonviolent civil disobedience played a major role in building the movement that eventually led President Barrack Obama to block the Keystone XL pipeline.
"Keep it in the ground" has become a rallying cry for climate and environmental activists in recent years, and they're particularly intent on stopping Arctic drilling. A study ... Trump is sending Obama's auto fuel economy standards back to the drawing ...
Even if every one of Obama's environmental regulations -- the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards; the Cross State Air Pollution Rule; the Coal Ash Rule; the Effluent Limitations Guidelines for wastewater discharge, and Section 316(b) of the Clean Water ...
Undoing Obama's big Arctic move: Murkowski is developing a multi-pronged strategy for attacking ex-President Obama's maneuver to permanently ban drilling in Arctic waters off her state's coast. She's weighing appropriations riders, separate legislation ...
Late last year, President Obama issued an executive order to block drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans to preserve those territories.
The Trump administration has said it plans to target EPA climate programs expanded under President Obama. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said this weekend that he would work to end several regulatory efforts that the agency has in the works.
"When President Obama locked up almost all of Alaska's resource development opportunities in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas over the Christmas holidays, he told Alaskans that we need to 'move decisively away from fossil fuels,'" Sullivan said.
"When President Obama locked up almost all of Alaska's resource development opportunities in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas over the Christmas holidays, he told Alaskans that we need to 'move decisively away from fossil fuels,'" Sullivan said.
Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge.
It includes a provision to end Obama's Climate Action Plan, to open new coal mines, and to increase reliance on fossil fuels.
In particular, these sanctions - imposed by Barack Obama, supported by Hillary Clinton, and repeatedly questioned by Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson - are blocking a lucrative long-term oil agreement between Russia and ExxonMobil, a deal whose value ...


 

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