A federal judge in Alaska has ruled that President Trump does not have the authority to re-open Arctic waters to drilling that the Obama administration closed to drilling in 2016. Judge Sharon L. Gleason explained that while a 1953 law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) permits a president to remove waters from drilling, it does not contain a provision allowing a president to add waters to the list of available drilling sites.
Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Attempt to Re-Open Arctic Waters to Drilling
Hawaii Aims to Ban Common Sunscreen Ingredients Based on Environmental Impact
State politicians believe that the chemicals may harm the coral reefs and marine ecosystems in Hawaii, a critical part of the state's economy. However, corporations and doctors have questioned the law's impact on consumer health.