Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean
 

The Obama administration has introduced a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for at least five years.
The move is a significant victory for environmentalists who have campaigned for years against drilling in the ecologically fragile region.
But the ban could be overturned by Donald Trump, who has previously pledged to increase offshore drilling.
Drilling will be still allowed in Alaska's Cook Inlet and several areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the 2017 to 2022 leasing plan published by the US Department of the Interior, drilling will be banned in the Chukchi and Beaufort... read more

 
18 November 2016 in World News, Views: 72
Source: BBC
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