Obama moves to block Trump, bans offshore drilling in federal waters

Image result for delusional obamaVowing that his successor won’t be able to reverse his actions, President Obama on Tuesday used executive authority to permanently ban new offshore drilling in federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast and in the Arctic Ocean.

Mr. Obama used authority a section of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a 1953 law, to ban the drilling. The law includes a provision that allows a president to put certain waters off-limits to oil and gas production.

The move comes in conjunction with similar actions by Canada, which also moved to prohibit drilling in its own Arctic waters. The U.S. move will ban drilling in the vast majority of American waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, in addition to areas off the Atlantic coast stretching from New England to Virginia.

“These actions, and Canada’s parallel actions, protect a sensitive and unique ecosystem that is unlike any other region on earth,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “They reflect the scientific assessment that, even with the high safety standards that both our countries have put in place, the risks of an oil spill in this region are significant and our ability to clean up from a spill in the region’s harsh conditions is limited.”

Mr. Obama went on to say that drilling in the areas is simply not economical, though some critics say otherwise.

White House officials also made clear that they believe Mr. Trump, who assumes power Jan. 20, cannot undo Tuesday’s action. The 1953 law, they said, gives a president authority to ban drilling in areas but contains no provisions giving a president power to reopen them.

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This is the Pres Obama we are familiar with, talks one story and does another. I will be so glad to be rid of his two-faced work and speeches.

Americas first BLACK president thinks he is an all powerful God or something, He started out  as an asshole, and he will finish as an asshole. Son of a bitch didn't learn anything at all.

Counting down the seconds until the dc dictator wannabee is the fk out of office!  Badly needed shredding of insane's illegal executive orders. Never in the history of the US has the whitehouse been disgraced by a bunch of lowlife/ignoramasees. Major house cleaning and disinfecting is needed, bring in the dumpsters, the hazmat crews and heavy equipment! Will be a lot of work to get the stink out!

Obama is NOT first negro president! He is first mulatto to illegally sit in the White House!

If even that....1/2 white, 1/3 Arab and the rest black....IF you believe in the fraudulent BC

The Great Pretender is a fool and looks even more foolish on the world stage

I'm certain that President Trump will remedy this last vestige of Obama's destructive regime.

Trump will do what Obama refused to do and that is to use Congress the legal way and have them reverse Obamas illegal ban,he is trying to hurt us as much as possible before he runs out of time.

Obama isn't a king! If Obama did it, Trump can undo it!

"Vowing that his successor won’t be able to reverse his actions" Unfortunate for Obama, when it comes to the security and economic growth of the US it can be changed.

We will see about this.  Congress can reopen these lands.

Hey Obama ,   Donald has a Pen To and his didn't cost The Taxpayer  Hundreds of dollars.

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