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Trump’s Pipeline Order is No Longer Just in the Pipeline

April 10, 2019, 10:59 AM

President Trump is expected today to sign executive orders making significant revisions to how the government regulates the transportation of energy across state and international lines—but the exact timing of those changes is unclear.

  • The orders will strip power from the secretary of state to approve international oil and gas pipelines, direct the EPA to change its regulations that allow states to object to energy infrastructure projects, and require the Labor Department to look into whether retirement funds moving money out of energy investments are violating responsibilities to shareholders.
  • Senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity were vague ...