The Trump administration’s approval of seismic testing for offshore oil drilling is sure to antagonize Republican leaders in the Southeast, a region the president depends upon if he seeks reelection in 2020.
The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps leased land to electric utilities for the installation of solar arrays under President Barack Obama to combat global warming and provide military bases with backup energy. But under Donald Trump it’s unclear the degree to which the Pentagon will make use of the solar projects.
South Carolina elected officials have strong connections to, and unusual sway with, President Donald Trump. But S.C. Republicans are running out of options for protecting the MOX program, a major home state interest.
Washington state officials are concerned about a recent Department of Transportation decision repealing an Obama-era braking policy designed to reduce the risk of derailments for trains carrying oil. The federal government says the policy wasn’t cost-effective.