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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:17 PM

Trump administration opens sensitive Arctic areas to oil development

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday released its plan to open environmentally sensitive areas in Arctic Alaska to oil development, overturning some protections that go back decades.

The plan released by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management revokes an Obama-era management system for a huge swathe of federal land on the western North Slope, the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

The Trump plan, contained in a final environmental impact statement, opens 18.7 million acres of the 23 million-acre reserve to development. The Obama-ere plan in effect since 2013 allowed oil development on about half of the reserve.

Administration officials said the action is needed to boost oil production.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-opens-sensitive-arctic-214856452.html

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Reply Trump administration opens sensitive Arctic areas to oil development (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 26 OP
Budi Jun 26 #1
Bev54 Jun 26 #2
Nictuku Jun 26 #3
Cracklin Charlie Jun 26 #4
littlemissmartypants Jun 27 #5
Mickju Jun 27 #6
Nictuku Jun 28 #8
progree Jun 27 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:22 PM

1. Going out in a blaze ain't he. Btw, Putin would like Alaska back.

Surely there's a few unfinished deals to be made before the end of the year.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:38 PM

2. This will be challenged in court as all his environmental

destruction has been and he is not winning the game. I expect this will as well. The oil companies may want it but there is not argument for the need of more oil and if anyone did the cost of extracting that oil, it is a big loser at today's prices. I expect a challenge to this stupid stunt will stop it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:41 PM

3. I HATE him so much.

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 03:24 PM

4. Ditto.

Thanks for saying it, so I didnít have to.

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 08:05 AM

5. Me too, Nictuku. ❤ nt

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:46 PM

6. I do too and it's absolutely heartbreaking.

It also pisses me off.

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Response to Mickju (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 07:04 PM

8. I know! me too

I do not go around with so much hate in my heart. Until DJT.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:56 PM

7. Opening it up for Russian oil development? Don't forget to supply a few U.S. troops for the

Russians to use for target practice, Benedict Donald.

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