President Trump during Texas speech touted his administration's support of energy industries
The president on Wednesday signed several permits
President Trump during a Wednesday speech in Texas touted his support for American energy industries.
"For the first time in nearly 70 years we have become a net energy exporter," the president said. "And the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas on the face of the earth. To ensure we maintain this dominant position long into the future — we will never lose this position — my administration is announcing today that export authorizations for American liquified natural gas can now be extended through the year 2050."
The president said he would sign several permits. The texts of those four permits, three of which pertain to pipelines, have been posted on the White House website. The three pipeline-related permits pertain to operation and maintenance of existing pipeline on America's southern and northern borders as well as construction, operation and maintenance of pipeline along the southern border.
"In a few moments I will sign four critical permits granting approval to vital pipeline and railway infrastructure on our nation's border," the president said. "This will include two permits allowing the export of Texas crude to Mexico, a giant victory for the workers of this state that you've been after for many years."
During his remarks the president attacked "the radical left," saying that it "is fighting to abolish American energy, destroy the oil and gas industries and wipe out your jobs."
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