There has never been a more debated topic than that of natural resources and their effect on the environment.
It seems like there is a new story or topic being written on it daily. In the past few weeks President Trump signed several Executive Orders detailing plans to speed up the construction of pipelines and like projects that are designed to greatly improve production and transporting of America’s natural resources of oil and natural gas.
The pipeline system crosses state borders and international borders to connect consumers with production.
The pipeline has been in the media and under attack for years by protesters not wanting it to be completed.
Certain state governments and protesters are expected to challenge the orders legally soon.
President Trump is undoubtedly for oil and production. The message the President delivered in the state of Texas should draw support for his campaign.
One of the orders that President Trump signed gives guidance to the EPA to review the rules that are over the states.
This review will allow the EPA to tighten the rules and make it hard for the states to stop the pipeline because of the Clean Water Act.
It is reported that Governor Cuomo from New York is one such opponent.
He has been known to stand against natural gas pipelines that would greatly enhance the pipeline network in the Northeast.
Every time the pipeline gains momentum there seems to be a challenge that sets it back until the Federal Government steps in and takes action.
The orders that President Trump signed recently would take the authority of who approves the construction of the pipelines from the secretary of state office and hand it over to the President.
This is another way that President Trump has rolled back regulations that choke out the oil industry.
The signing of the orders in an attempt to speed up the Keystone XL oil pipeline that is moving across American from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico where the oil can be refined for consumer usage.
The President provided a new permit to Keystone XL which was on hold since Obama took office.
The pipeline is being challenged by three different groups of people in the courts. So far it is being challenged by environmentalists, Native American’s, and even farmers.
President Trump has stated, “Too often, badly needed energy infrastructure is being held back by special-interest groups, entrenched bureaucracies and radical activists.” He goes on to tell the Texan group, “This obstruction does not just hurt families and workers like you. It undermines our independence and national security.”
Such statements were criticized by the very groups that stand in the way of the pipeline’s construction.
It is always interesting to watch such critics as they protest.
They never mention what the President has done for the environment.
They want people to believe that Trump is destroying the environment and it will never recover.
That view is so far from the truth. They forget the President has already signed into law regulations designed to protect millions of acres of land.
Delays are what the oil industry looks forward to each and every year.
Delays caused by people seeking to harm the country for the sake of saving the environment.
Ironically the environment has a way of correcting itself even when mankind messes it all up.
President Trump is continuing to step up to the plate in his support of ail and natural gas.
He will continue to face opposition to major projects that would only strengthen America.
But his resolve and focus on such issue seem to prevail in the end.
The issue of the environment is sure to come up as the 2020 election draws closer.
The President continues to have a balanced approach to making the country great again and keeping protected areas secure as industry and growth moves forward.
A second term for the President can only mean great things for the country.
For now, he has two years left to create change that only benefits the country.