Speaker Ryan: On Trump's Offshore Drilling & Pro-Energy Executive Orders

"Our country is blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves", he said.

"Instead of bringing dirty and risky offshore drilling to new areas, we need a winning strategy focused on promoting renewable energy sources like offshore wind, which would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic".

President Donald Trump's administration is going to review the five-year oil drilling plan that put the Atlantic Coast off limits, potentially reopening a fight that opponents thought they had won. She said that renewable energy has already set the USA on course for energy independence and that offshore oil and gas drilling will condemn the nation to decades more of pollution.

Trump said in signing the order Friday that it will produce "countless" jobs and make the United States "far more energy independent".

Jacqueline Savitz of the ocean advocacy group Oceana warned the order would lead to "corner-cutting and set us up for another havoc-wreaking environmental disaster" in places like the Outer Banks or in remote Barrow, Alaska, "where there's no proven way to remove oil from sea ice". Zinke said the review could take several years and until it is completed, nothing will be changed, adding that environmental concerns are "valid", even though the benefits of drilling outweigh the concerns. At the time, Obama administration lawyers said they were confident that move would be upheld in court. Under Obama, those waters were not included in the five-year plan, as the governors of Washington, Oregon, and California voiced opposition to drilling off their shores.

Friday's action follows an executive order issued Wednesday calling on Zinke to review 20 years of national monument designations.

OPEC, non-OPEC see need to extend supply-cut pact - Saudi governor
Last week, stockpiles fell by 930,000 barrels in the week to April 28, less than half the decreased forecast by analysts. Oil is at its lowest level since November, when producers' cartel Opec struck a deal to cut output.

This includes the safety standards established after the oil spill by BP Deepwater Horizon platform in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, considered to be the biggest ecological catastrophe in US history.

Obama administration officials said they were confident that Trump would not be able to reverse Obama's December action designating the bulk of US -owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic as indefinitely off limits to oil and gas leasing.

Zinke said he has recently heard concerns about offshore drilling in Santa Barbara, California, and promised that he will listen to local communities when it comes to authorizing drilling.

For instance, Obama used his authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect Arctic areas from oil drilling late previous year, a move Trump's order seeks to undo.

US oil production has boomed in recent years, primarily because of improved drilling techniques such as fracking that have opened up production in areas previously out of reach of drillers.

Scores of coastal parks nationwide could be affected, either by oil rigs on the horizon or spills following an accident, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, a nongovernmental organization that promotes the parks.

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