Trump’s ‘energy independence’ order: Where do things stand?

From: E&E News

Ellen M. Gilmer and Pamela King, E&E News reporters


The current administration has moved aggressively in the other direction, most notably with a March 28 “energy independence” executive order. In it, Trump plainly stated his objective: Revisit all federal regulations that fetter the operations of U.S. energy producers — especially those developing fossil fuels.


The rule was one of four Interior Department oil and gas regulations explicitly listed in Trump’s executive order and a March 29 order from Secretary Ryan Zinke implementing the White House directive.

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