Courts derail Trump’s march to ‘energy dominance’

This article discusses how the courts have derailed Trump’s march to ‘energy dominance’.

Bit by bit, federal judges across the country have begun to chip away at the foundation of the Trump administration’s energy agenda.

A crop of recent district court rulings rebuffed President Trump’s efforts to amp up energy development on public lands and waters: the end of a coal leasing ban, the repeal of a key royalties regulation, the reversal of an offshore moratorium and the leasing of large Western tracts for oil and gas development.

All the decisions knock down or delay elements of the Trump administration’s “energy dominance” agenda — a directive largely shouldered by the Interior Department, which manages federal and tribal lands.

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