Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Attorney General Fox Applauds President’s Executive Order Rolling Back Energy Regulations

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement Tuesday, commending President Trump’s executive order aimed at rolling back burdensome energy regulations:

“I support the President’s executive order requiring a review of Obama-era energy regulations. The federal courts have stopped implementation of these regulations, finding that those suing the federal government are likely to prevail because the rules are illegal and exceed the authority granted to the President by Congress. While the policy issues surrounding America’s energy strategy and environmental protection are important and should be debated in Congress and in state legislatures, my job is to defend the rule of the law and the Constitution. For those reasons, I also support President Trump’s decision to revisit America’s energy policies going forward through legal means and proper collaboration with the states.”