Using 1953 Law, Obama Indefinitely Blocks Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic


http://democracynow.org - President Obama has announced a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling across wide swaths of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard. Obama used an obscure 63-year-old law, in a move that incoming President Donald Trump may not be able to reverse. The announcement bans all future oil and gas leases for the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, as well as the vast majority of the Beaufort Sea. We speak to Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace.