Groups Ask President Obama To Order End Of Offshore Drilling For Oil And Gas

(April 1, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A collection of environmental groups on March 29 petitioned President Obama to issue an executive order ending federal oil and gas leasing for hydraulic fracturing and traditional drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

(Petition available. Document #94-160412-015C.)

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The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), individually and on behalf of 46 environmental advocacy groups, sent a petition to the president requesting that he exercise his authority to end new oil and gas leasing of unleased OCS lands to prevent dangerous climate change. The...
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