WYOMING – Wyoming politicos are heralding President Donald Trump’s signing yesterday of an executive order Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth. The measure is expected to ease restrictions and cut through red tape for energy-related development.
Governor Mark Gordon applauded the president’s announcement.
“I am delighted President Trump issued his Executive Order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to modernize guidance on the application of section 401 of the Clean Water Act,” Gordon said. “I stand with governors across the land in asserting our states’ rights to access markets foreign and domestic as well as to protect the water, air, and environment of our respective states.”
This executive order requires the Secretary of Energy in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation to study and report to the President the economic and other effects caused by limitations on the export of coal, oil, natural gas, and other domestic energy resources through the West Coast of the United States.
Sen. Mike Enzi added, “I applaud President Trump for issuing two executive orders to reduce the regulatory burden on energy infrastructure and pipeline construction. I appreciate that the president is looking to tear down or clarify unnecessary regulations that discourage healthy energy development that helps create jobs and strengthens our energy exports. Projects like the Millennium Bulk Terminal in Washington would provide a boost not only for Wyoming’s coal mines, but for America’s economy as a whole.”
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