Trump calls for pipeline under Mexico wall
President Trump on Thursday said he’s approved a new petroleum pipeline to Mexico as part of a broader plan to export American energy around the world.
“It’ll go right under the wall,” Mr. Trump said of the new pipeline during a speech at the Department of Energy.
His address coincides with the White House’s “Energy Week,” and the president used Thursday’s event to announce several new initiatives that he says are key to economic growth and kick-starting a “golden era of American energy.”
Mr. Trump ordered a wholesale review of U.S. nuclear energy policy, and directed the Treasury to review possible financing of overseas power-generation plants that run on American coal.
He also said the Department of Energy will approve two applications to export liquefied natural gas from facilities in Louisiana, and directed the Interior Department to create a new offshore oil-and-gas leasing program to oversee all energy exploration off America’s coasts.
Those steps and others, the president said, will highlight how dramatically the country’s energy fortunes have changed.
“Many of us remember the long gas lines and the constant claims that the world was running out of oil and natural gas,” he said.