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Obama Protects Federal Waters From Oil Companies, Trump Administration


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Obama Protects Federal Waters From Oil Companies, Trump Administration

Center for Biological Diversity

OAKLAND, Calif. - President Obama removed the majority of the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic from the federal government’s fossil fuel leasing program today, responding to widespread calls to preempt the incoming Trump administration from expanding offshore oil and gas drilling and worsening the climate crisis. The Center for Biological Diversity — one of more than 45 environmental, coastal and indigenous groups that have been asking Obama to permanently protect U.S.

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