Federal Judge Finds that Trump’s order to open Arctic waters to oil drilling was unlawful

This New York Times article discusses a court case where that determined that Trump’s Order to Open Arctic Waters to Oil Drilling Was Unlawful, Federal Judge Finds. 

The decision, by Judge Sharon L. Gleason of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, concluded late Friday that President Barack Obama’s 2015 and 2016 withdrawal from drilling of about 120 million acres of Arctic Ocean and about 3.8 million acres in the Atlantic “will remain in full force and effect unless and until revoked by Congress.” She wrote that an April 2017 executive order by Mr. Trump revoking the drilling ban “is unlawful, as it exceeded the president’s authority.”

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