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Review of Offshore Energy Leasing: President Trump’s Executive Order

Review of Offshore Energy Leasing: President Trump’s Executive Order

Full Title: Review of Offshore Energy Leasing: President Trump's Executive Order
Author(s): Laura B. Comay
Publisher(s): Congressional Research Service
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
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Description (excerpt):

On April 28, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order (E.O.) on U.S. offshore energy strategy. The E.O. declares a policy goal of fostering U.S. energy leadership and energy security by encouraging energy development, while ensuring that activities are safe and environmentally responsible. In support of this goal, the E.O.

  • directs the Secretary of the Interior to review and consider revising the federal offshore oil and gas leasing schedule and other policies established by the Obama Administration and
  • modifies earlier presidential withdrawals of offshore areas from leasing consideration.

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