Your so-called president hates the water you sail in. Thank fuck there are people with a brain and a conscious, two things sorely lacking from the Orange Menace.
A group of conservation groups filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, challenging his decision to remove a permanent ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
Trump’s order, signed last week, calls for a review of the Obama administration’s extensive ban on offshore drilling. On December 20, former U.S. President Barack Obama permanently removed most of the Arctic and key parts of the Atlantic from the federal fossil fuel leasing program using his authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
The action protected about 115 million acres of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and almost four million acres of undersea canyons in the Atlantic, from Massachusetts to Virginia. The Cook Inlet and waters near existing projects on Alaska’s North Slope remain available. Read on.