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Inside the debate over President Obama’s drilling ban




The Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well, is seen at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 11, 2010 off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well, is seen at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 11, 2010 off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
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President Obama is using a provision of a 1953 law to try to permanently ban drilling in a large swath of the Arctic and along much of the Atlantic coast.

A line in the 60 year old Act allows a President to remove areas of the Outer Continental Shelf from development. It doesn't mention a future President reversing the action. Is it a balance of energy and environmental needs? Will President-elect Trump be able to change it?

Guests:

Niel Lawrence, Alaska Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Nicolas (Nick) Loris, an economist who focuses on energy, environmental, and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation - a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.