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.
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Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Attempt to Re-Open Arctic Waters to Drilling
Posted in: Environmental Law
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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.
Posted in: Consumer Law, Environmental Law, Health Care
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