By Justin Sink and Josh Wingrove
The Democrat has said will transition away from fossil fuels, and his campaign is pledging a ban new oil and gas permits on public lands and waters.
Trump signed his order while flying between his second and third rallies of the day. He immediately touted it on Twitter, and exaggerated its impact.
“Moments ago, I signed an order to protect Pennsylvania fracking and block any effort to undermine energy production in your state,” he said. The memorandum doesn’t block anything and instead orders a series of studies.
The American Petroleum Institute welcomed the action in a statement released shortly after the order was released.
“Both Democrats and Republicans recognize the importance of this innovative technology, which supports millions of jobs across the country,” said API President Mike Sommers.