WASHINGTON – The Latest on an executive order that could lead to expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans (all times local):
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic.
Trump says at a White House signing ceremony, “Today, we’re unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying energy jobs.”
The order also directs his energy secretary to review regulations overseeing drilling and former President Barack Obama’s five-year drilling plan.
It’s Trump’s latest move to undo his predecessor’s environmental protection efforts in his first 100 days in office.