Trump said in signing the order Friday that it will produce "countless" jobs and make the United States "far more energy independent".
President Donald Trump is re-opening for oil exploration areas that President Barack Obama had closed, a move that environmental groups have promised to fight. Bill Nelson. He's filed legislation with 20 other Senators that would block any additional areas being opened to offshore drilling until 2022.
Zinke will also review current regulations and permit requirements for offshore drilling and seismic research. "It amounts to another brazen power grab for the oil lobby that we, and the American people, will oppose", said Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams.
The order directs Zinke to revise or begin a new five-year plan for oil and gas development that considers areas the Obama administration placed off-limits.
Obama's indefinite prohibition on new drilling in U.S. waters in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska, including most of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, and in 31 underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean was enacted last December under a 1953 law.
The US President said that increased energy production of federal lands and waters boosts the security and decreases dependence on imported energy.
"Now, the Trump administration is stepping in to take immediate action that will bring back production in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic that were taken off limits, and also conduct a more comprehensive review of our offshore policies", she said.
The oil and gas industry welcomed the move.
RGV and KRK slams Sridevi for rejecting Baahubali 2
With a career spanning over three decades, Ramya Krishnan has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam films. Baahubali 2 has become the first Indian film to cross 1000 crore at the box office.
Astoundingly, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke told reporters that he had not considered climate change as a factor in the decision to expand the development of fossil fuels. They pointed out the order comes seven years after a large oil spill from a BP BP.L platform in the Gulf of Mexico, an event that had led green groups to urge a slowdown in offshore oil development. "Spills don't just devastate ecosystems - local economies that depend on the health of our environment and clean water also feel extreme pain", said Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida did not respond to a request for comment about Trump's executive order.
On Wednesday, Trump called for a review of wilderness areas that were declared national monuments over the past 20 years, an order with the goal of possibly opening up these areas to oil drilling and mining.
"That's a commitment that the President made on the campaign, and another promise he's fulfilling", he said.
Legal scholars said Trump would enter uncharted territory if he seeks to undo a national monument proclamation in an effort to remove environmental protections.
Trump had campaigned on a promise to do away with Obama-era environmental protections that he said were hobbling energy development and undermining US national security without providing any tangible benefits, cheering industry but enraging environmental advocates.
The executive order also calls for review of any national marine sanctuary created or expanded over the past decade.
Smith cashed in on the chance as he milked the Kings XI bowling attacking with consummate ease to keep Gujarat in the hunt. KKR made an emphatic come back on Saturday by pounding RCB by 6-wickets after back-to-back defeats.
Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 for removing a political sign. He also holds a US passport and Chinese citizenship, and is known for extensive missionary work as an evangelical Christian.
Anthony Thomas, the teen's father, told " Good Morning America " on Friday that he thinks his daughter was "brainwashed". He previously said he was approached by Cummins and Thomas while they were looking for the Black Bear Ranch commune.
"Give us the EVMs which will be used in Gujarat polls for three hours, you won't win a single booth", the AAP legislator said. The Election Commission has time and again rubbished allegations that EVMs can be programmed to favour any particular party.
The Danish player had not played well in the first round against Niculescu, and on Monday she confirmed her bad moment. Bouchard had not backed off her comments, and said after the match that she was looking forward to playing Sharapova.
Finally, she will be leaving prison and building a life beyond the physical walls of the many sites of her detention. Last year, she received clemency from USA president Barack Obama in one of his final acts in office.
There was no immediate reaction from Turkey, whose president, Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to meet Trump in Washington next week. However, over the last several weeks, Ankara has conducted a unilateral air campaign against Kurdish targets in Syria.
Attendees stood in a line that weaved throughout the parking lot to see the president speak. "I thank God every day Donald J. During his speech, Trump criticized the media, calling CNN and MSNBC "fake news" while the crowd booed the press.
Also this weekend: Sparks Energy 300 (113 laps, 300.58 miles), Xfinity Series, Talladega , 1 p.m., Saturday, Fox, MRN. With this field lacking in many big names, look for Kahne to make a push for the win.
Jakarta Governor Ahok Sentenced for Blasphemy Against Islam
His supporters, for their part, delivered thousands of red and white balloons to City Hall in advance of the court session. Outside the court Tuesday, supporters of Ahok wept while members of Islamic groups punched the air in celebration.
Indian troops in Kashmir wound at least 4
India's army chief had also said that an attack will be conducted at a time of "their choice and preference". A video of the Army's retaliation against Pakistan's ceasefire violation is going viral on social media.
ACB hears Mishra's bribery complaint against Kejriwal
Mishra also launched a scathing attack on the AAP leadership for making allegations that he was colluding with the BJP. Kejriwal's party came to power in Delhi after sweeping elections in 2013 riding on a campaign against corruption.
Eric Trump denies alleged statements on Russian funding
This story is completely fabricated and just another example of why there is such a deep distrust of the media in our country. Dodson asked Eric Trump and his father, now President Donald Trump, where they got funding for the North Carolina property.
Apple iPhone 8 to launch in September, on sale in October
There are reports indicating how the said special edition iPhone could also be named iPhone X, iPhone Pro or iPhone Edition. Hype around the iPhone 8 is at an all time high; there's no way Cook and The Boys are going to miss out on this.
Delhi metro fares to go up
The revised rates also distinguish rates for Sundays and national holidays giving a 10 percent discount to increase ridership. The other two members were Delhi chief secretary KK Sharma and additional secretary in urban development ministry DS Mishra.
Tiffany Trump Is Also Moving to Washington, D.C.
The daughter of President Trump and Marla Maples has reportedly chose to attend Georgetown University for law school in the fall. Tiffany's decision to attend Georgetown means she will live just a few minutes away from the White House.
Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1
Rinne improved to 7-1 in the playoffs with a microscopic 1.33 goals-against average, upping his save percentage to.953. They are playing to be the first Predators team to win the first two series and play for a Western Conference title.
Red Sox issue lifetime ban to fan who used racial slur
After the game, Holbrook said the tension surrounding the teams played a role in his decision to eject Gausman. "It was reported to Red Sox security that a racial slur was used in a comment from one fan to another fan".