President Obama, protecting his environmental legacy as best he can, has slammed the door on drilling in areas of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. That door slams in the face of all Americans and will put a dent in the economy as well. Whether or not that door will remain shut depends on the President-Elect and the houses of Congress. My bet is on Mr. Trump.
As Written by and for Fox News:
The move, intended to protect the area’s ecosystem, is a final push by Obama to seal his environmental legacy, and a possible way to bind the hands of his successor.
“Today, in partnership with our neighbors and allies in Canada, the United States is taking historic steps to build a strong Arctic economy, preserve a healthy Arctic ecosystem and protect our fragile Arctic waters, including designating the bulk of our Arctic water and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing,” the White House said in a statement, issued while Obama is on vacation with his family in Hawaii…..
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