The Obama administration is expected to stick the incoming Trump administration with its final five-year leasing plan for offshore drilling, in the hopes of forcing the new administration to follow Obama’s energy agenda, according to reports and groups tracking the development.

The final five-year plan will make drilling in the Arctic a non-starter, reneging on an earlier version of the 2017-22 plan, which kept in place drilling in the Arctic Circle despite opposition from green groups, according to Bloomberg. And while President-elect Trump could take steps to redo it, it could take several months and even past a year to reverse it.

Environmental groups have pressed Obama since March to reverse course and place a moratorium on Arctic drilling. Other far-left climate change activists, who are part of the anti-fossil fuel “Keep It In The Ground” movement, want a moratorium placed on all drilling, especially in the Gulf of Mexico, but the administration doesn’t appear to be going that far.

The new plan, which lays out where the government will sell leases for companies to develop, is expected to be released Thursday.

The oil industry has urged the Interior Department not to disallow drilling in the Arctic seas, saying it will stifle investment and huge opportunities to make the U.S. more energy secure while boosting jobs and the economy.

The administration already scrapped its previous plans to open the Atlantic coastline to offshore oil and natural gas drilling and exploration, but reneged on that idea in March in issuing its proposed five-year energy plan.

The new plan, once finalized as soon as this week, will secure the government’s leasing agenda through the first term of the incoming Trump administration, and will be hard to reverse once set in regulation.

But that won’t stop the environmentalists from seeking for further changes in the 11th hour of Obama’s presidency.

One of the groups looking to ban fossil energy production in the U.S., the Rainforest Action Network, issued a press statement in advance of the plan’s release, saying removal of the Arctic leases would be a “significant win.” It, however, would want to see more done to stop leases in the Gulf of Mexico where communities have been impacted since the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Fossil fuel groups said if the Arctic leases are missing for Alaska’s seas, as has been reported, the industry will seek changes with the Trump administration.

An offshore energy group said the agency is expected to include the Beaufort sea in the lease plan, but not the Chukchi sea, based on meetings with tribal groups from a month ago.

“All along the Administration has maintained that local views would be prioritized in the decision making process and leading Alaskans and Native leaders to believe that at least one of the Arctic leases would be included in the program,” said Lucas Frances, spokesperson for the Arctic Energy Center, representing the energy industry. “To now be told that both leases have been cancelled makes this news a real setback.”

He said if the “speculation is confirmed, people across Alaska will be looking to the Trump Administration to quickly tear up the lease plan and implement an entirely new schedule, which includes the Arctic and helps secure the state’s economic future.”

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