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Gordon supports energy EO

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Gov. Mark Gordon applauded President Trump for signing the Executive Order “Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth.”

“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. 

This Executive Order requires the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, to study and report to the president on 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.

“This review is sorely needed,” the Governor stressed.

“In issuing this Executive Order, President Trump sets the stage to help correct the misapplication of the Clean Water Act that has been used inappropriately by some states to stymie the industries and commerce of others, and I commend him for that,” according to Gordon. 

“Far from weakening environmental regulation, this Executive Order recenters the application of the law on its original purpose as a tool to protect our water quality not a platform for electioneering. We should focus on addressing climate change through advancements in carbon technology, as well as cooperating to improve technology across the spectrum of energy sources,” Gordon said.

“We are excited for the promise of a new day when Wyoming coal will be better able to compete internationally. We have cleaner coal and better technologies that we can marry to remove carbon from the atmosphere,” Gordon said.

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