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Scientists Call on Obama to Enact Trump-Proof Arctic Drilling Ban

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Monday, November 28, 2016

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Common Dreams

Scientists Call on Obama to Enact Trump-Proof Arctic Drilling Ban… 47 more words

Obama could still permanently protect the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Here’s how.

Environmentalists are cheering the Obama administration’s new five-year plan for offshore drilling, with some major reservations.

The plan, released on Friday, puts most of most of the Arctic Ocean off-limits to oil and gas drilling for the next five years — but climate hawks wanted it to go further, protecting all of the Arctic. 414 more words

Climate & Energy

Obama administration bans new offshore drilling in Arctic Ocean

The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming. 848 more words

World

The Arctic is Opening Up: Offshore Drilling and Melting Sea Ice

By Roberta Attanasio, IEAM Blog Editor

The heat is on in the Arctic. This region is now warming at a rate faster than twice the global average—known as… 1,497 more words

Environmental Management

President Obama just made Arctic drilling more annoying

Environmental activists have been on a winning streak when it comes to keeping fossil fuels in the ground, from knocking down approval for the Keystone XL pipeline to stopping the Obama administration from… 258 more words

Climate & Energy

White House Issues Strict Rules for Arctic Drilling

President Barack Obama just made it even more difficult and expensive to drill for oil in the Arctic.

On Thursday, the White House rolled out a series of new… 561 more words

The Cable

The next U.S. president could save or destroy the Arctic

The next president will decide the fate of pristine waters 3,000 miles away from the Oval Office — a decision that would resonate for decades. 335 more words

Climate & Energy