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$Billions for America in Arctic oil and gas drilling, says Donald Trump

Trump moves to lift bans on Arctic oil and gas drilling, Donald Trump says lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas will pull in “billions of dollars” for America. SBS News  29 APR 2017 –

 US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in “billions of dollars” for America and create jobs.

However, Trump made no mention of the environmental rationale for the bans, brought in by his predecessor Barack Obama.

“Our country’s blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves, but the federal government has kept 94 per cent of these offshore areas closed for exploration and production,” the president said before journalists in the White House……..http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/29/trump-moves-lift-bans-arctic-oil-and-gas-drilling

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May 1, 2017 - Posted by | general

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