No Drilling Allowed In The Arctic Sea — At Least For A Few Years
The Obama administration has blocked energy companies from drilling in U.S.-owned parts of the Arctic Sea.By Matt Picht | November 18, 2016
Drilling for oil and gas in the U.S.-owned portions in the Arctic Sea is off the table — at least until 2020.
The Obama administration's five-year plan for leasing offshore drilling rights won't include any Arctic waters. Tracts of ocean in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas were initially supposed to be on the list.