Obama Backing Away from Offshore Lease Sale in the Atlantic?

15 March 2016

United States president Barack Obama is reportedly looking to keep the southeast Atlantic coast of the U.S. off limits for offshore drilling.

According to New York Times, which cited a person close to the matter, the Obama administration “yielding to an outpouring of opposition from coastal communities” is expected to announce the decision on Tuesday.

The draft proposal for the Lease Sale 2017-2022 includes eight planning areas