NO! Obama JUST Unleashed A BAN That Will Set Collision Course For Trump Admin To INHERIT!

NO! Obama JUST Unleashed A BAN That Will Set Collision Course For Trump Admin To INHERIT!

Not so fast Obama. Barack Obama has now banned offshore drilling in the Arctic, as well as off four southeastern states, including Virginia. It’s a five-year plan that virtually leaves only the Gulf of Mexico as an option for drilling. Leftists claim it would take Trump two years to do up a supplemental report and then longer still to organize a lease sale for companies interested in drilling there. That’s bull crap. As I understand it, Trump could overturn the ban next year through the Congressional Review Act. What do you want to bet, he’ll do exactly that?

Obama will push through as much of his Leftist agenda as he can before he leaves. This is just one more piece of it… one bowing to environmentalists. Even though Shell came up dry in the Arctic after investing $7 billion there, that doesn’t give gravitas to banning offshore drilling. The free market should decide that. One of Trump’s key promises was to open up energy production and I doubt he will let this stand. Just as coal restrictions will be rescinded, I look for this move to be quashed as well.


From the Washington Post:

The Obama administration on Friday banned offshore drilling in the Arctic, setting a likely collision course with President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to “unleash” new energy production in the United States by rolling back restrictions on oil and gas companies.

The move by the Interior Department, part of a new five-year plan for energy development in federal waters, would put a temporary end to exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the Alaskan coast. It also dropped plans to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic Ocean off of four southeastern states, including Virginia.

“The plan focuses on lease sales in the best places — those with highest resource potential, lowest conflict, and established infrastructure — and removes regions that are simply not right to lease,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a statement Friday. “Given the unique and challenging Arctic environment and industry’s declining interest in the area, forgoing lease sales in the Arctic is the right path forward.”

Environmentalists concerned about the climate impacts, potential spills and other effects from offshore drilling have pushed Obama to reduce offshore drilling and block it completely from the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. These nut jobs have cost us more in jobs and revenue than we ever dreamed they would. But they are out on their asses as of January 20th and that can’t come soon enough. Trump is going to have to clean up a whole lot of messes left behind by Obama… energy will be one of the biggest.

Trump has said he will “unleash” new energy production by loosening restrictions on oil and gas companies. That will put many people in America back to work and will make us even more self-sufficient concerning our energy needs. Plus, the Arctic is a strategic piece in the global game of RISK that we play with our enemies. Obama is about to find out that Trump has a pen and a phone too, and this time they will be used to help America, not hurt her.


Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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