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Trump signs order to restart exploration of Atlantic, Arctic fuel drilling

Trump signs order to restart exploration of Atlantic, Arctic fuel drilling

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday restarting exploration of oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and off the Atlantic coast.

The action could set up a legal confrontation over whether the Trump administration has the power to override a drilling ban in those areas that President Barack Obama instituted in the final weeks of his administration.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said he would challenge the order, if he deems it necessary.

Trump called his executive action "another historic step" toward increased domestic energy production.

"Renewed offshore energy production will reduce the cost of energy, create countless...

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