Executive Orders In Depth

Former President Trump signed many executive orders that rolled back environmental or public health protections. We have written legal analyses of several of these, and have posted some on our Regulatory Rollback Tracker as well.

Below are links to this work.

Executive Orders in Our Rollback Tracker

Legal Analyses of Energy Executive Orders

President Trump signed two executive orders on April 10, 2019 in Crosby, Texas, outside of Houston: EO 13868 “on Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Energy Growth,” and EO 13867 on “the Issuance of Permits with Respect to Facilities and Land Transportation Crossings at the International Boundaries of the United States.”  (President Biden revoked EO 13868 on January 20, 2021.) These orders focus on energy, but have provisions that extend into many areas of law and policy. We’ve analyzed some of the key elements of these orders and their implications in four posts: