Article 4FE9E BP pushed for Arctic drilling rights after Trump's election

BP pushed for Arctic drilling rights after Trump's election

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Rob Davies
from Environment | The Guardian on (#4FE9E)

Despite PR damage over earlier spills, documents show oil firm pressed for reduced regulation

BP stepped up its campaign to be allowed to drill for oil in the Arctic sea and an Alaskan wildlife refuge after Donald Trump was elected president, according to documents that detail the British firm’s lobbying efforts.

Documents written by BP and oil industry groups show how the oil “supermajor” seized on the opportunity presented by Trump’s 2016 election victory to expand its offshore business, just seven years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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