The Environmental & Energy Law Program is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.
Why it Matters
This executive order is being used to justify rolling back many climate and environmental protections in the interest of fossil fuel development.
On March 28, 2017 President Trump signed Executive Order 13783 on “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” to “promote clean and safe development of our Nation’s vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation.” The EO directed federal agencies to review and possibly rescind or revise rules and “agency actions” that impede U.S. energy production.