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Lawyer: Trump exceeded power by reversing Obama drilling ban


November 9, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump exceeded his power when he signed an executive order reversing a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, an attorney argued in federal court on Friday.

Erik Grafe, an Alaska-based attorney for the environmental group Earthjustice, said Trump acted without the authority of Congress or the Constitution when he reversed President Barack Obama's drilling ban.

Grafe, the lead attorney in a lawsuit backed by nearly a dozen environmental groups, contends the Outer Continenta...

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