After months of negotiations, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday signed a new trilateral trade agreement on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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More than 100 Democratic lawmakers in Congress expressed support for a series of lawsuits that environmental and tribal groups filed last year over the Trump administration’s decision to trim the size of two national monuments in southern Utah.
President Trump said he wants Andrew Wheeler, who currently serves as acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to become the agency’s official leader, and will send Wheeler’s name to the Senate for confirmation.
The Trump administration looked to advance Lower 48 liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe along two fronts Tuesday, with one official saying the White House wants to help facilitate U.S. exports to the continent and another urging European allies not to participate in a pair of pipeline projects backed by Russia.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was back in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to reassure an oil and gas industry audience that his agency under President Trump is “removing regulatory barriers and leveling the playing field for American companies.”
President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Republican Bernard McNamee to fill the vacant fifth seat at FERC, but how the confirmation process will unfold for the current executive director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Policy is unclear.
President Trump lashed out at Canada and said he was considering enacting a tariff on auto imports if Ottawa didn’t agree to join a trade agreement with Mexico that could supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), adding that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade impasse.
Emphasizing the United States’ commitment to energy diversity across Europe, President Trump on Tuesday said a “tremendous” amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would be exported to Poland at “a really good price.”
One day after President Trump said the United States and Mexico had reached a tentative trade agreement that may replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), analysts said the energy industry was still scrambling for details.