Trump’s order Could make it harder to block pipelines
A order Friday will be announced by president Donald Trump on Wednesday which may make it harder for nations to scuttle other energy projects and pipelines according to concerns about their effect on water quality during a visit to Texas.
Trump has made it a priority to expand energy development in the USA, in part.
Pointing to Washington state and New York, Republican lawmakers have complained about nations employing the permitting process to prevent energy projects. A senior administration official told reporters there are issues with the way some countries are interpreting Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Before going forward with an energy undertaking from the country, employers must obtain certification under that section.
Trump’s executive order calls to consult with tribes, states and agencies and issue guidance for the nations to follow to abide by the aim of the act.
The order will also call to indicate a rule which would permit natural gas to be sent in railroad tank cars that are approved.
The second executive order Trump will announce Wednesday streamlines the procedure for electricity infrastructure that spans international boundaries.
Presently, the secretary of the state has the ability to issue permits. The executive order clarifies that the president is likely to make the decision on whether to issue permits.
The movement follows the decision last month to issue a presidential permit for its long-stalled Keystone XL petroleum pipeline — two decades after it was first approved by him and more than a decade after it was initially suggested of Trump.
Trump is registering the orders in-between campaign fundraisers in San Antonio and Houston.
President Donald Trump is going to Texas to raise re-election money in two counties that supported his rival.
Republican Party Chair Ronna McDaniel said the set of fundraisers would bring in $6 million to be shared the Republican National Committee along with by Trump’s re-election effort.