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Posted: 12/20/2016 4:16:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 4:19:53 PM EST by LurchAddams]
Just announced. 

President Obama on Tuesday formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Arctic Ocean, answering a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/311240-obama-blocks-drilling-in-arctic-atlantic-oceans
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:19:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 4:21:39 PM EST by pale_pony]
30 days 19 hours, and counting down...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:23:30 PM EST
All symbolic at this point.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:24:37 PM EST
Oh look something else for Trump to erase the instant he is in office!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:26:17 PM EST
Might as well extend the allowance of the last people living up there. Allow more new people rather than children of current residents.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:26:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nulltime:
Oh look something else for Trump to erase the instant he is in office!
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Exactly this... Does he think all this bullshit will stay in place after he leaves

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:27:07 PM EST
Grunteled bans masturbation in all coastal waters.


That's going to have about the same impact in 45 days.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:28:10 PM EST
Yeah because that one is gonna stick around after he's out of office...

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:29:06 PM EST
This is being done not because it will stick or become statute of some sort, but rather to make Trump look even worse for the environment, planet and country by forcing him to repeal all this non-sense and give the left/media more talking points about how evil he is. There will be some sort of spin of how it benefits his conflict of interest businesses as well...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:30:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JVD:
All symbolic at this point.
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True, but if there's any hope to drum up voters for 2018 and 2020, the Democrats have another thing they can point to and say Trump overturned. Obama's setting up little cardboard castles that will be easy to knock over as meat for the base (tofu for the base?) to build the talking points for the next elections.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:31:15 PM EST
How can that fucking faggot just ban stuff? He just stands there and waves his hand and says "it shall be done" like a pindick Napoleon.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:32:06 PM EST
Trump's reaction to this is going to be interesting.  Trump's been playing nice so far. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:35:09 PM EST
Just a cocksucker being a cocksucker. BHO the attention whore.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:37:01 PM EST
January 20th, 2017, 12:01PM
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:37:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 4:40:43 PM EST by warmandfuzzy]
http://thediplomat.com/tag/china-arctic-strategy/ China’s Emerging Arctic Policy

By Nengye Liu

December 14, 2016

"China’s recent construction of a research station in Iceland has once again generated interest as to what China’s Arctic ambitions are. Indeed, the Chinese government has yet to publish its official Arctic policy, in contrast to other major players in the Arctic, such as the United States and the European Union. Consequently there has been much speculation as to what China’s plans are for the Arctic.

Given China’s growing Arctic interests, it ought to articulate its objectives. To allay the concerns of Arctic States, high-level Chinese diplomats have started to publicly articulate what China sees as its role in the region.

At the third Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2015, Zhang Ming, China’s vice minister of foreign affairs, delivered a keynote speech titled “China in the Arctic: Practices and Policies.” The following year, Gao Feng, China’s chief negotiator for climate change, gaveanother speech about China’s view on Arctic cooperation at the fourth Arctic Circle Assembly. Furthermore, Xu Hong, head of the Department of Legal Affairs in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talked about China’s view on Arctic economic development at the sixth International Meeting of Representatives of Arctic Council Member States, Observer States, and Foreign Scientific Community, hosted by the Russian Federation between August 29 and September 2 of this year. Though not published in a single document, these speeches evidence an emerging Chinese Arctic Policy."
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:38:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 4:38:22 PM EST by razerface]
he is giving his people something to bitch about and claim trump is ruining the environment when trump reverses it. Future fake news
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:38:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sharpshooter:


Exactly this... Does he think all this bullshit will stay in place after he leaves
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Probably not. 

But that's not the point. 

Now when he undoes it dems can cry trump hates the environment. 

And if if he doesn't undo it they still win. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:38:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HogJaws:
How can that fucking faggot just ban stuff? He just stands there and waves his hand and says "it shall be done" like a pindick Napoleon.
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I hear he is a constitutional scholar. I think he is full of shit.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:40:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justintime2:
This is being done not because it will stick or become statute of some sort, but rather to make Trump look even worse for the environment, planet and country by forcing him to repeal all this non-sense and give the left/media more talking points about how evil he is. There will be some sort of spin of how it benefits his conflict of interest businesses as well...
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This.

It will make Trump look like the evil, pollute the world conservative that the left can use as ammo in 2020.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:40:55 PM EST
Wont mean shit Jan 20 @12:01pm
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:42:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pale_pony:
30 days 19 hours, and counting down...
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Doesn't matter what he does - it can be undone come Jan 20.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:47:24 PM EST
How many Exec Orders can Trump repeal in one shot ?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:56:13 PM EST
Obama just seems desperate now.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:57:00 PM EST
I think the Alaska oil boom is going to soon be back and I wouldn't be surprised if they start mining for coal in Alaska to. I think Alaska would benefit big-time from a couple coal-burning plants.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:57:56 PM EST
That show "The Last Alaskans" ..I wonder if that area could be opened up some so they are not the last?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:04:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By glorifiedG:
That show "The Last Alaskans" ..I wonder if that area could be opened up some so they are not the last?
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Just a stroke of a pen is all it takes, I would rather see the .gov give back millions of acres of land the .gov stole from the state of Alaska during Obama's administration.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:06:21 PM EST
An executive action? Ha, gone.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:06:46 PM EST
What a dolt
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:10:38 PM EST
Bwahahahahaha......that won't last long.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:13:32 PM EST
Doesn't that asshole have any vacation time saved up so he can GTFO early or something?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:19:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DarkLordVader:
How many Exec Orders can Trump repeal in one shot ?
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garyoldmaneveryone.jpg
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:25:15 PM EST
I wonder what this stroke of the pen costs the American tax payer when he knows Trump will nix it.

So no drilling or exploration, more prisoners released with pardons, more terrorists being let back onto
the battlefield from GITMO. What else will he pull in his final 30?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:32:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justintime2:
This is being done not because it will stick or become statute of some sort, but rather to make Trump look even worse for the environment, planet and country by forcing him to repeal all this non-sense and give the left/media more talking points about how evil he is. There will be some sort of spin of how it benefits his conflict of interest businesses as well...
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Maybe, but this strategy has never worked against Trump.....he doesn't give a fuck.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:34:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:36:05 PM EST
30 day ban.......... what a red line. you POS
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:39:53 PM EST
The ban isn't because of Atlantis under the ice is it?

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:47:37 PM EST
FBHO's last executive order will be the president no longer can write executive orders....
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:49:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rodical:


I hear he is a constitutional scholar. I think he is full of shit.
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And some kind of community organizer or some shit.

Anyone mention FBHO yet?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:51:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JVD:
All symbolic at this point.
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Talking points for the next election when Trump reverses O's action.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:54:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 5:55:01 PM EST by PapaFoxtrot]
Making more moves which, upon their reversal, can be used to attack Trump for doing so. Setting up countless landmines for Trump to have to negotiate while navigating his job.

And, of course, to pump up that pathetic "legacy."

eta: Apparently thinking like BGENE
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:54:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pale_pony:
30 days 19 hours, and counting down...
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Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:00:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 6:07:04 PM EST by STX]
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Originally Posted By HogJaws:
How can that fucking faggot just ban stuff? He just stands there and waves his hand and says "it shall be done" like a pindick Napoleon.
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The same way the orange emperor will his hands and say "it shall be undone" if he actually does it. He may not. I'll wait to judge him by his actions, rather than our words...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:03:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DarkLordVader:
How many Exec Orders can Trump repeal in one shot ?
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You mean with one piece of paper or at one sitting? The first I have no clue about, the second .....how long can he sit signing documents till his hand gives out. I seen his tax returns so the answer is a lot of damn paper.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:08:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 6:16:52 PM EST by Et2ss]
Obammy is claiming it can't be easily overturned.

The move hinges on an obscure section of a 1953 law, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, that has never really been tested in courts.

Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act says, “The President of the United States may, from time to time, withdraw from disposition any of the unleased lands of the outer Continental Shelf.” So that’s what Obama did.

The striking thing about this law is that it doesn’t say a future president can undo a permanent withdrawal. As a brief from two environmental groups, the Natural Resources Defense Council and EarthJustice, explains, this strongly implies that only Congress can put these areas back into consideration for oil and gas leasing.

Now, it’s unclear what happens next. This provision has never really been tested in court, as the environmental groups point out. Trump has vowed to open up new federal lands to oil and gas drilling as president, and the oil industry is already encouraging him to challenge this move by Obama. “There is no such thing as a permanent ban,” said Reid Porter of the American Petroleum Institute in a press release.

So possibly Trump will try to overturn this ban and we’ll see what the courts have to say. Alternatively, the GOP-controlled Congress could try to rewrite the law and put these areas back into play for oil and gas drilling (though that would have to get by a Senate filibuster first).
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Link
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:09:24 PM EST
surprised he hasn't given it back to the commies or at least leased our oil fields to our enemies
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:11:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TNhunter:


Doesn't matter what he does - it can be undone come Jan 20.
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It's likely the only things that can't be undone are pardons.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:12:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Et2ss:
Obammy is claiming it can't be overturned
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Something about a law that allows a president to ban areas but includes no provision to open them back up.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:14:39 PM EST
Can't wait until they start drilling up and down the CA coast and the state doesn't get a drop of it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:15:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By panzerattack41:


And some kind of community organizer or some shit.

Anyone mention FBHO yet?
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Originally Posted By rodical:


I hear he is a constitutional scholar. I think he is full of shit.


And some kind of community organizer or some shit.

Anyone mention FBHO yet?



FBHO, can I get a Amen...?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:24:50 PM EST
Trudeau announces review of Arctic strategy, joint drilling ban with U.S.

Canadian partner in crime...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:26:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By warmandfuzzy:
http://thediplomat.com/tag/china-arctic-strategy/ China’s Emerging Arctic Policy

By Nengye Liu

December 14, 2016

"China’s recent construction of a research station in Iceland has once again generated interest as to what China’s Arctic ambitions are. Indeed, the Chinese government has yet to publish its official Arctic policy, in contrast to other major players in the Arctic, such as the United States and the European Union. Consequently there has been much speculation as to what China’s plans are for the Arctic.

Given China’s growing Arctic interests, it ought to articulate its objectives. To allay the concerns of Arctic States, high-level Chinese diplomats have started to publicly articulate what China sees as its role in the region.

At the third Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2015, Zhang Ming, China’s vice minister of foreign affairs, delivered a keynote speech titled “China in the Arctic: Practices and Policies.” The following year, Gao Feng, China’s chief negotiator for climate change, gaveanother speech about China’s view on Arctic cooperation at the fourth Arctic Circle Assembly. Furthermore, Xu Hong, head of the Department of Legal Affairs in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talked about China’s view on Arctic economic development at the sixth International Meeting of Representatives of Arctic Council Member States, Observer States, and Foreign Scientific Community, hosted by the Russian Federation between August 29 and September 2 of this year. Though not published in a single document, these speeches evidence an emerging Chinese Arctic Policy."
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I predict huge Chinese contributions to the Obama Foundation.
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