Today President Trump signed an executive order supporting affordable energy by undoing previous executive orders that increased the cost of producing electricity. This is a step towards preserving affordable energy for all Americans including family businesses.
During his speech announcing the Executive Order, President Trump said:
“With today’s executive action, I am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion, and to cancel job-killing regulations. And, by the way, regulations not only in this industry, but in every industry. We’re doing them by the thousands, every industry. And we’re going to have safety, we’re going to have clean water, we’re going to have clear air.”
Here is Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s statement on the Executive Order:
“President Trump is taking action to keep the lights on in our homes, our factories, and throughout our economy’s supply chain. America will have a stronger future by developing, not neglecting, the abundant energy resources our land offers. The rationale behind this action is what Republicans have been arguing for years: environmental protections and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. Innovation and technological changes have proven our ability to advance energy development in a cleaner and safer way. We are a resilient people who power a resilient economy. Unleashing our energy potential will strongly support jobs and healthier lives for everyone.”
The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/28/presidential-executive-order-promoting-energy-independence-and-economi-1