President Issues Executive Order to Expedite Energy Infrastructure and Export Permitting at Border Crossings

    View Authors April 2019

    Executive Order (EO) 13867 is the most recent in a series of EOs issued by President Trump in an effort to cut through red tape in infrastructure permitting – particularly for energy infrastructure and even more particularly for energy export infrastructure. The unique aspect of this order is that it directly asserts presidential authority and, thus, should be relatively impervious to bureaucratic inertia. While it remains to be seen whether all of its objectives will be achieved, it should, at the very least, stir rigorous discussion that could result in progress.