East coast braces for fresh climate fight as Trump eyes more offshore drilling

Guardian Energy 

Communities along the east coast are steeling themselves for a fresh round of angst and protest over offshore drilling, with Donald Trump set to throw open vast swaths of the Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas companies. On Friday, the president signed an executive order that asks the interior department to review offshore areas potentially rich in fossil fuels that were put out of reach of drilling by Barack Obama's administration. At the signing of the order, Trump said: "It's a great day for America workers, unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs. Our country is blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves." Asked about his first 100 days in office, which Trump has admitted has been harder than he expected, the president said: "We're moving awfully well.

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