On March 28, 2017 President Donald Trump Issued An Executive

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On March 28, 2017 President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) on “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” This report is a partial overview of the EO with a consideration of the potential energy policy implications. While there are various programmes and policies affected by the EO, this report will look at the implementation of the policy objectives and have a focus on the reconsideration of the Clean Power Plan. Section 1 outlines several policy objectives. Generally, the objectives of the EO are directed “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…show more content…
Furthermore, the EO sets several deadlines: 45 days for relevant agencies to submit a plan to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; 120 days to submit a draft final report with recommendations; and 180 days for the plans to be finalized. While the varying agencies are interpreting the EO and reevaluating relevant policies, involvement is viable. Any party with an interest in the continuation, modification, or cancellation of any policy included in the immediate review should consider the opportunities to participate in this decision-making process. Subsequently, the varying agencies are directed to coordinate an effort to realize their recommendations and to “suspend, revise, or rescind, or publish for notice and comment proposed rules suspending, revising, or rescinding, those actions, as appropriate and consistent with law.” The effort to realize the recommendations and reverse any burden identified should be consistent with the policy objectives previously mentioned. Section 3 announced a “rescission of certain energy and climate-related presidential and regulatory action.” This disregard of the previous environmental policy may be meaningful. To mention a few, this section rescinds a couple reports by President Obama. There was the Climate Action Plan: June 2013 which was designed to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and direct the EPA to advance the Clean Power Plan. Also, there was the Climate Action

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