Following President Trump’s executive order on issuing permits and promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth, energy associations reacted in support.
In the Bakken, the North Dakota Petroleum Council issued a statement in support of multi-faceted order. Part of the announcement by Trump would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review the guidance for the Clean Water Act. The review would require states to look at water quality permits, something often needed for pipeline construction. Under the order, the President would also be able to aid cross-border pipelines deemed necessary to the public interest.