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Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:20 PM

Trump Rushes To Lock In Oil Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden's Term

Source: NPR

In a last-minute push, the Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final showdown with opponents before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

The announcement of a lease sale comes sooner than some expected: The Bureau of Land Management did not wait for the comment and nominations period to officially end before scheduling a sale date.

The sale, which is now set for Jan. 6, could cap a bitter, decades-long battle over whether to drill in the coastal plain, and it seals the administration's efforts to open the land to development. But the Trump administration's plan for the sale may also draw legal challenges from drilling opponents, who could target the aggressive timeline in court.

Environmental groups have vowed to continue to fight to keep drill rigs out of the coastal plain and have filed lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's environmental reviews.



Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/03/942052004/trump-administration-sets-last-minute-oil-lease-sale-for-arctic-wildlife-refuge?utm_campaign=politics&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=nprnews

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Reply Trump Rushes To Lock In Oil Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden's Term (Original post)
sabra Dec 2020 OP
spooky3 Dec 2020 #1
Bayard Dec 2020 #2
PubliusEnigma Dec 2020 #3
TomDaisy Dec 2020 #4
bucolic_frolic Dec 2020 #5
CaptYossarian Dec 2020 #6

Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:25 PM

1. How can it be legal to sidestep the comment period? I hope lawsuits are filed. Nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:26 PM

2. Lawsuits!!

Stall this crap until Biden can shut it down.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:26 PM

3. Can't lock it in and also can't drill in 2 weeks. It all ends when Biden gets to town.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:29 PM

4. Biden's team needs to be creative and aggressive in unwinding this crap

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Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:59 PM

5. Trump is insane, is that enough?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:08 PM

6. He needs a Guardian ad Litem (You can bet it'll be Jared).

We all know he has Dementia. If Dementia patients aren't allowed to vote, they aren't allowed to sign Executive Orders either.

So.....is a very non-athletic Trump throwing his weighty diapers overhand? The Oval Office must seem like a Gallagher show. Maybe Donald also has a Sledge-O-Matic. ("Fake news!" WHAM! "I won!" WHAM!)

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