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Trump administration marks ‘Energy Week’

Trump administration marks ‘Energy Week’
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The Trump administration is designating this week as “Energy Week” in an attempt to promote the president’s energy agenda.

At a handful of events during the week, President Trump and his administration will push their quest for “energy dominance,” a term officials are using for their goal to become the world’s energy superpower.

“President Trump is committed to utilizing our abundant domestic energy resources both to create jobs and a growing, prosperous economy at home and to strengthen America’s global influence and leadership abroad,” a White House spokeswoman said Monday.

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Energy Week is one of numerous designations that the White House has made in recent weeks to try to focus on particular pieces of Trump’s agenda, such as infrastructure and technology.

In each of those weeks, other policy news dominated national headlines, including healthcare reform and the investigations into Russian involvement in last year’s election.

The Energy Week events are likely to focus on Trump’s policies since taking office, which have centered on removing barriers to the use and production of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. That has mostly been through repealing regulations from the Obama administration limiting carbon dioxide emissions, regulating mountaintop removal mining, extending the reach of federal water regulations and more.

The highlight of Energy Week will be an event at the Department of Energy’s headquarters Thursday, the White House said.

It will feature Trump, Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryWhite House advisers preparing to launch nonprofit to promote Trump policies: report Chip Roy fends off challenge from Wendy Davis to win reelection in Texas The Memo: Texas could deliver political earthquake MORE, Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeOvernight Energy: Interior finalizes plan to open 80 percent of Alaska petroleum reserve to drilling | Justice Department lawyers acknowledge presidential transition in court filing | Trump admin pushes for permits for men who inspired Bundy standoff Trump administration pushes for grazing permits for men who inspired Bundy standoff Interior secretary tests positive for COVID-19 after two days of meetings with officials: report MORE and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittRestoring the EPA: Lessons from the past OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA finalizes 'secret science' rule, limiting use of public health research | Trump administration finalizes rollback of migratory bird protections | Kerry raises hopes for focus on climate security at NSC EPA finalizes 'secret science' rule, limiting use of public health research MORE in an “American Energy Dominance Panel,” followed by a speech by Trump on “energy dominance.”

On Wednesday, Trump will host governors and leaders of American Indian tribes to talk about local and state involvement in energy policy.

Trump will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday, and the White House said energy will be on the agenda.

Additionally, Perry is scheduled to speak Tuesday about Trump’s policies at the Energy Information Administration’s annual conference.