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Gauging Executive Orders' Usefulness In Energy Policy

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By Joseph Markman, Hart Energy
June 9, 2014

On May 18, 2001, the president of the United States issued Executive Order 13212, “Actions To Expedite Energy-Related Projects,” explicitly directing agencies of the government to work together to accelerate the completion of programs that would increase production, transmission or conservation of energy.

Executive Order 13212 remains in effect, but on a macro level it now takes longer to work through projects than it did in 2001, said Barry Hartman of K&L Gates LLP, an international law firm. He can cite executives who tell him that dealings involving the federal ...

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