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Last Minute Efforts: President Obama is the Quiet Storm

Unlike his successor, President Obama has accomplished his most notable work beyond the press’s reach. His final weeks have been no different. While it seems that the Obama-Trump transition has been quite tranquil, I will examine four “last-minute” actions that have been put into effect to limit the incoming Administration. 1,039 more words

Millennial And Political

Will Obama’s Offshore Drilling Ban Be Trumped?

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China September 5, 2016 | REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. Politics

In the Battle for His Legacy, Obama Opens a New Arctic Front On Trump

President Barack Obama’s drive to cement his environmental legacy before President-elect Donald Trump takes office has taken on an Arctic twist. On Tuesday, Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, brandishing decades-old legislative authority, indefinitely banned future offshore drilling in the bulk of the American and Canadian Arctic. 1,118 more words


How long will Obama’s ban on Arctic offshore drilling last?

In one of his last major move while in office, President Barack Obama enacted a five-year ban on new exploration for oil and natural gas in Arctic waters. 114 more words

The Christian Science Monitor

Scientists Call on Obama to Enact Trump-Proof Arctic Drilling Ban | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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

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Monday, November 28, 2016


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