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Obama bars future oil leases in swaths of Atlantic, Arctic oceans

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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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Well, it looks like Obama is resigned to the fact that the Trump admin is going to drill drill drill...



President Obama on Tuesday ordered U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean placed "indefinitely" off-limits for future oil and gas leases, in a final fossil-fuel crackdown before he leaves office.


The question is, is will this all stand?



Obama used a 1953 provision that allows the president to ban offshore leases in the outer Continental Shelf permanently. The administration has been considering opening an area of the Atlantic Coast to drill, but has slowly backed away from the idea, culminating in Tuesday’s announcement. Earlier this year, the administration removed potential Atlantic lease sales from its blueprint for offshore drilling. But that ban only applies to a five-year period starting in 2017, and could be more easily reversed by Trump in his own five-year blueprint.


On the surface it appears that it is ironclad, but is that really the case?



Some in the industry have expressed confidence the ban will not stand under the Trump administration, noting he can simply issue a new proclamation after taking office.

"There's no such thing as a permanent ban," Erik Milito, a policy director at the American Petroleum Institute, told The Associated Press.




So it looks like the first couple of years of the Trump Admin could wind up being a battle between environmental groups and his admin. The article goes on to say that Congress could lift it too...who controls both houses of Congress. In the end this is just a couple of Legos left on the floor by Obama to ruin Trump's morning

www.foxnews.com...




posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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Can't cut the flow of oil money to his friends back east, eh?
Then we might see a sudden drop in funding of 'terrorist' groups...



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

With the POTUS, House, Senate...and soon to be SCOTUS in Trumps control, Obama is just fapping in the wind trying to seem important before his cough...legacy....cough... crumbles.


Na na na na....na na na na...hey hey hey...GOODBYE
edit on 12 20 2016 by stosh64 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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Just a sad excuse for a President. No desire to foster job growth. Stifle everything and handcuff the economy, raise taxes and increase healthcare costs. Even after the people voted against her he's still doing it.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
Can't cut the flow of oil money to his friends back east, eh?
Then we might see a sudden drop in funding of 'terrorist' groups...


What silly logic you're using there. The currentadmin has been perfectly capable of funding terrorists without any help from the oil companies



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

Exactly...Obama only did this to cause trouble. He knows it will never stand



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: LifeMode

Well he can't have Trump coming in and making America great again immediately. That would all but ruin his legacy.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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If a President can do a thing then the next one can undo it.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:32 PM
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The current Administration is playing the selective "itch you can't reach" game.

This will get worse.




posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
The current Administration is playing the selective "itch you can't reach" game.

This will get worse.



Oh, I expect it all to get much worse. I can see the media now...everything Trump does willbe to...
A.- Help Russia
B.- get richer
C.- screw minorities
E.- all of the above

Since Russia is involved in Artic oil exploration, I can easily see certain Dems and the media jumping to all kinds of radical conclusions



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:43 PM
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This would take a simple vote of Congress to toss out... it is nothing more than a vestige of an ending presidency.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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what an idiot.
we should drill more. fack it.
i hope Trump greenlights to drill anywhere possible. Obama's a moron.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

I really don't understand why anyone would at this point, trust a damn thing Obama says. He's proved his unworthiness time and time again.



posted on Dec, 21 2016 @ 05:12 AM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: Arizonaguy

With the POTUS, House, Senate...and soon to be SCOTUS in Trumps control, Obama is just fapping in the wind trying to seem important before his cough...legacy....cough... crumbles.


Na na na na....na na na na...hey hey hey...GOODBYE


Oh yes his legacy, Cash for Clunkers?



posted on Dec, 21 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Nickn3

nope his legacy will always be the "obamaphones"
everybody deserves to be on the facebook



posted on Dec, 21 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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All it would take is a president to ban all oil everywhere if no one could ever reverse it.




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