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Removal of Energy ‘Burdens’ Could Have Huge Impacts

Coal minersA provision of the “energy independence” executive order signed by President Trump is so broad in scope that legal experts say it could affect numerous government responsibilities far beyond those that deal directly with energy and climate change, according to a post by Climate Central.

Under the order, federal agencies must review all of their actions that have the potential to “burden” both the development and use of domestic fossil fuels and nuclear energy in the U.S., writes .

“For example, it could affect the speed with which the government permits oil and gas drilling, how much information about energy development the government provides to the public, and other decisions federal employees make on a daily basis,” Magill explains. “It may also affect the willingness of the government to allow wind and solar development to go forward because more use of renewable energy could lead to less use of fossil fuels.”

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