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.
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.
At least 14 people, including five children, have died in a fireworks explosion in Mexico, according to local officials. In December, more than 30 people were killed in a huge fireworks explosion in a Tultepec , just outside Mexico City .
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.
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.
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.
The probability of thunderstorms for Wednesday in eastern Oklahoma are highest along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. Major river flooding was expected to continue across parts of western IL and eastern Missouri this week.
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.
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.
He is also selling T-shirts on his website , with a promise that all proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption . That's right: Carter is now the record holder for most retweeted tweet ever. "A man needs his nuggs ".
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.
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".
AAP EVM demo a waste of public money, says Cong's Maken
"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.
Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges
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.