Court stops Trump's plan to open up Arctic

THE US District Court of Alaska has ruled that president Donald Trump “exceeded” his authority when he reversed Obama-era bans on offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean, opening the region to exploration and production.

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US president Donald Trump. Image obtained: White House media library

 

The decision is a major blow for Trump and immediately reinstates a drilling ban across some 120 million acres in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska.