Something largely lost in the media flurry over President Trump’s executive orders was the Republican Congress’s unravelling of notable fossil fuel regulations.

The irony of their actions is that, in tampering with the valves at all, the activists created the potential for environmental catastrophe anywhere along the pipelines they shut down.

The 3.25 billion cubic feet per day project is one of several awaiting decisions from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) while the agency still has a quorum and can make such rulings.

The board says all hearing steps and related deadlines for Energy East are no longer applicable. The previous Energy East pipeline panel stepped down amidst questions about a potential conflict of interest last year.

TransCanada Corp. has taken U.S. President Donald Trump up on his invitation and has formally submitted a new application to the U.S. Department of State for its Keystone XL pipeline.

The Keystone XL pipeline is alive -- maybe. Trump signed several executive orders related to infrastructure and construction, with the highest-profile one involving the pipeline that, if completed, would carry more than one-fifth of the oil Canada exports to the U.S..

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