ABSTRACT

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. [1] 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 [2] 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."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN10698
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Date:
2017-05-05
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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pdf
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