Review of Offshore Energy Leasing: President Trump's Executive Order [May 5, 2017] [open pdf - 188KB]
"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. The E.O. also contains provisions related to marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments, and it revokes a climate resilience order for an Alaska area. This CRS [Congressional Research Service] Insight focuses on the E.O.'s offshore leasing and withdrawal provisions."
CRS Insight, IN10698
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html