Trump signs executive orders to stop states from delaying energy projects, Globe and Mail ($)

Jeff Mason and Timothy Gardner • Reuters • Published April 10, 2019 | Updated April 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday seeking to speed natural gas, coal and oil projects delayed by coastal states as he looks to build support ahead of next year’s election.

Trump’s orders direct his Environmental Protection Agency to change a part of the U.S. clean water law that has allowed states, on the basis of environmental reasons, to delay projects such as pipelines to carry natural gas to New England and coal export terminals on the West Coast. MORE>>


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