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The Latest: Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling


WASHINGTON — The Latest on an executive order that could lead to expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

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.

The Associated Press



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