πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Trump Signs Orders to Speed Up Certain Fossil Fuel Projects

Credit: Newsy Studio
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 01:20s

Trump Signs Orders to Speed Up Certain Fossil Fuel Projects

The orders aim to streamline the production of gas and oil pipelines while making it harder for state-run agencies to intervene.

Advertisement

Trump Signs Orders to Speed Up Certain Fossil Fuel Projects

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders that aim to streamline the approval process for gas and oil pipelines while making it harder for state-run agencies to intervene.

The first executive order changes implementation rules for energy infrastructure projects under the Clean Water Act, along with some other legislation, so that states will have a harder time impeding potential projects involving fossil fuels.

"My first order will speed up the process for improving vital infrastructure on our nation's border, such as oil pipelines, roads and railways.

It will now take no more than 60 days.

That's a vast improvement.

And the president, not the bureaucracy, will have sole authority to make the final decision when we get caught up in problems," Trump said.

The second order will streamline the approval process for certain infrastructure projects, giving the president sole authority to approve or deny pipelines and other energy projects that cross international borders.

Until now, the secretary of state has been involved with such decisions.

Environmental groups and state officials have already criticized the two orders.

They argue, in part, that the president does not have the authority to take away the decision-making power granted to states under the Clean Water Act.

Additional reporting fromΒ  Newsy affiliate CNN .

You are here

Recent related news from verified sources

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday targeting the power of states to delay natural gas, coal and...
1 week ago • Reuters

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...
1 week ago • Reuters

Aiming to speed up gas pipeline projects, President Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders making it harder for states to block construction.
1 week ago • USATODAY.com

Recent related videos from verified sources

Elizabeth Warren's Climate-Focused Vision For Public Lands 00:44
Credit: Wochit News - Published 4 days ago 

Trump signs executive order aimed at making it harder for states to block oil and gas projects 01:57
Credit: 7News - The Denver Channel - Published 1 week ago 

Beto O'Rourke Has A Poor Climate Record, Supported Lifted An Oil Export Ban 00:33
Credit: Wochit News - Published 1 week ago 

Trump Signs Executive Orders On Energy And Infrastructure 01:07
Credit: Geo Beats - Published 1 week ago 

Trump Ignites Gas, Oil, And Coal Projects 00:48
Credit: Wochit - Published 1 week ago 

Trump Orders Border
Credit: KADN - Published 2 weeks ago 

Who Is The Best 2020 Candidate On Climate? 00:49
Credit: Wochit News - Published 3 weeks ago 

Who The Best 2020 Candidate On Climate? 00:49
Credit: Wochit News - Published 3 weeks ago 

You might like