US EPA Chief Defends Big Energy Projects, Says Climate Not Top Priority

Posted on April 11, 2019 3:53 pm
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental grounds. President Donald Trump is seeking to boost domestic fossil fuels production over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists concerned about pollution and climate change. On Wednesday he issued a pair of executive orders targeting the power of states to delay energy projects. “We started working on it in advance, so we hope to have something out soon,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

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