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Trump's Energy EO May Face Legal Risk Over Vague Term But Suits Doubted

April 19, 2017
Attorneys say relatively vague language in President Donald Trump's executive order directing agencies to scrap or revise rules that “unduly burden” domestic energy production could create legal vulnerability in any rule rollbacks, though they say any such litigation likely would not “hinge” on such language. An April 12 article from several Holland & Knight attorneys notes that Trump's March 28 executive order defines “burden” as “to unnecessarily obstruct, delay, curtail, or otherwise impose significant costs” on domestic energy production. However,...

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