Obama Approves Drilling in the Alaskan Coast

Environmentalists aren’t too pleased but petroleum companies are: President Obama and his administration will permit Shell to begin drilling this summer off the Alaskan coast, in the Arctic Ocean. Earlier this year, Obama permitted offshore drilling in an area of … Continue reading

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“Obama Floats Offering First-Ever Drilling Lease in Atlantic” – AP, 27 January 2015

President Obama has introduced a plan that would allow drilling in parts of the Atlantic Coast, while simultaneously¬†putting an end to any drilling in certain areas in Alaska. The administration’s proposal concentrates on Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, … Continue reading

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“Obama vows drastic emissions cut, gets little back from China in new deal” – KCA News Info, 12 November 2014

Earlier this month, President Obama revealed that the US and China have been in secret talks about a climate accord between the two nations. According to the agreement, the US’s new goal is to curb greenhouse gas emissions by a … Continue reading

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“Obama Sets Deadline for Trucks’ Fuel-Economy Standards” – Wall Street Journal, 18 February 2014

As another element to his new climate policy, President Obama has developed new fuel-efficiency regulations for¬†medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks that are set to be enforced by March 2016. This is a move that Obama hopes will lower the US’s … Continue reading

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