Officials Face Risk As They Weigh Appeal On Ruling Reinstating Drilling Ban

May 3, 2019
Top Trump administration officials are debating whether to appeal a precedential federal court ruling reinstating an Obama-era ban on offshore drilling in much of the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic, a decision that could carry major legal and political risks for the administration’s deregulatory agenda and its efforts to encourage fossil fuel development. Sources say that officials in the Interior and Justice departments are debating whether to appeal the March 29 ruling in League of Conservation Voters, et al....

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