ENERGY/EPA/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will issue two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday [4-10-19] seeking to speed gas, coal and oil projects delayed by coastal states as he looks to build support ahead of next year’s election. Trump’s orders will 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. Trump will issue the orders at a training center for union members in the petroleum industry in Houston, an event sandwiched between fundraising events in Texas for the 2020 campaign…An environmentalist decried the planned orders. ‘Trump can try to rewrite regulations in favor of Big Oil, but he can’t stop people power and our movement,’ said May Boeve, the head of 350.org. The orders will direct the EPA to review and update guidance issued during the administration of President Barack Obama on the so-called 401 provision of the Clean Water Act.”

Timothy Gardner, “Trump to seek to stop states from delaying energy projects,” Reuters, April 9, 2019 6:56 pm