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
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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
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
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