President Trump Begins Offshore Drilling Expansion
The President has ordered his Cabinet to move forward with repealing Obama policies.
Trump is hoping to expand offshore drilling into coastal areas that have long been off-limits to the industry. The announced his intentions during a speech at the Department of Energy on Thursday.
“The truth is, we have near limitless supplies of energy in our country. This administration is looking not just at American energy independence but American energy dominance. We will export American energy all over the world,” Trump said.
Interior officials said Thursday they will study the entire U.S. coastline for offshore drilling opportunities in developing a new five-year drilling plan.
Meanwhile, the administration is facing litigation from environmental groups challenging its plan to undo a ban on Arctic oil and gas development.