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EleanorR

(2,388 posts)
3. Not a new development
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 04:31 PM
Dec 2023
Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling-

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-drilling/trump-administration-issues-last-minute-arctic-refuge-drilling-leases-idUSKBN29O2K5/

On his last day in office he issued drilling leases on more than 400,000 acres (160,000 hectares) of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)-

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, giving energy companies access to leases off California for the first time in decades and opening more than a billion acres in the Arctic and along the Eastern Seaboard.Jan 4, 2018


Trump ‘turns back the clock’ by luring drilling companies to pristine lands-

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/trumps-legacy-drilled-public-lands-and-the-resulting-carbon-emissions

The Trump administration has offered oil companies a chunk of the American west and the Gulf of Mexico that’s four times the size of California – an expansive drilling plan that threatens to entrench the industry at the expense of other outdoor jobs, while locking in enough emissions to undermine global climate policy.

Energy companies have leased 9.9m acres from the unprecedented 461m acres put up for rent by the Trump administration, according to a new analysis from the Wilderness Society.

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