Agency: White House

Climate Deregulation Tracker

Agency: White House

2019-04-10 Trump Issues Order Aimed at Expediting Approvals of Energy Infrastructure Executive Order White House

President Trump issued an Executive Order on Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth which is aimed at expediting the approval of energy infrastructure, including but not limited to oil and gas pipelines

2019-04-10 President Trump Issues Order on Transboundary Permits Executive Order White House

President Trump issued an Executive Order on the Issuance of Permits with Respect to Facilities and Land Transportation Crossings at the International Boundaries of the United States.

2018-06-19 President Trump Issues Executive Order on the Management of Oceans, Coastlines, and the Great Lakes Executive Order White House

President Trump issued an executive order which revokes EO 13547 (“Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes”) and establishes a policy of using coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources for energy production and other economic purposes.

2018-05-17 President Issues Executive Order Revoking Federal Sustainability Plan Executive Order White House

President Trump issued an Executive Order on federal agencies’ compliance with statutory requirements related to energy and environmental performance. The order revokes Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade (signed by President Obama on March 25, 2015).

2017-08-15 President Issues Executive Order To Expedite Infrastructure Reviews, Revoke Flood Management Standard Executive Order White House

President Trump issued an Executive Order which directs agencies to expedite environmental reviews for infrastructure projects “with the goal of completing all Federal environmental reviews and authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects within 2 years.” The new order also revokes Executive Order 13690: Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input (signed by President Obama on January 30, 2015).

2017-06-01 President Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Agreement International commitments White House

President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement – the global compact which implements the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

2017-05-23 Trump Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2018 Budget action White House

President Trump released a proposed budget for FY 2018 which includes significant cuts to climate change and clean energy programs.

2017-01-20 Regulatory Freeze Delays New Energy Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Standards Presidential Memorandum DOE, EPA, White House

The Trump Administration issued a Presidential Memorandum entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” which directs all agencies to postpone the publication of new and pending regulations to give the administration time to review those regulations. The freeze affects the latest renewable fuel standards from EPA as well as energy efficiency standards recently finalized by DOE.