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President Trump signs executive orders on energy projects in Crosby

Trump signed the executive orders at the International Union of Operating Engineers in Crosby.

CROSBY, Texas — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders in Crosby he says will accelerate the approval of energy infrastructure projects in the United States.

Trump signed the executive orders at the International Union of Operating Engineers in Crosby.

In his speech, Trump said energy infrastructure is too often held back by special interest groups and others.

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Trump arrived at Ellington Field just before 3 p.m. Wednesday ahead of his visit to Crosby.

The president made a stop in San Antonio Wednesday morning for a roundtable discussion about illegal immigration, human trafficking and safety concerns on the border, according to the Associated Press.

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies were in Crosby Wednesday afternoon preparing for Trump’s visit.

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Experts Tuesday said to expect energy production and an ease on regulations to be major talking points as Trump visits Crosby.

Energy writer Loren Steffy said while President Trump hasn’t said exactly what he’ll discuss on Wednesday, he’s dropped hints.

“We’ve seen a really dramatic increase in domestic production. We’re now churning out more than 12 million barrels a day which is more than Russia and Saudi Arabia. It’s really changed US energy policy and it certainly changed the way this administration approaches energy policy,” Steffy said.

With focus on adding pipelines and production sourced locally, Steffy said jobs won’t be far behind.

“It adds up to jobs in the construction process and it adds to jobs in the ongoing production of those products,” Steffy said.

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