Conflict of Interest
Would Donald Trump use the power of the Presidency to attack the Department of Energy (DOE) for not issuing a permit months ago because of incorrect emission numbers were provided. Coincidence maybe, but no surprise the more we learn about Donald Trump the more thin-skinned we find him. Is it just a coincidence, Donald Trumps Executive Order to Expedite Environmental reviews happens the same day DOE sends out its last step for Trump to attain a permit.
On January 24 DOE in D.C submitted its Public Notice for anyone that wish to comment or have a hearing on the permit must do so by February 20, 2017. Found.
Located on the Department of Energy’s website they give a link and quick synopsis of Donald Trump Executive Order issued on January 24, 2017 that environmental reviews on infrastructure projects should be expedited and not delayed.
The Department of Energy is also one of the Federal Agencies Trump is expected to cut funding.
On September 29, 2016 an incorrect emissions table was submitted, which was then again resubmitted on November 29. Incorrect numbers may also suggest that Donald Trump permit was not the correct permit. A letter dated January 10, 2017 While the boilers in question do not need a permit for Chapter Title V, they do require a permit for Chapter Title 2.
According to Washington D.C.’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on boiler inspections “All new or used boilers and unfired pressure vessels installed, erected, re-erected, or reinstalled in the District of Columbia shall not be approved until the proper permits and inspections have been obtained and approved.”
At least since 2012 the U.S. General Services Administration have said as a part of the Old Post Office Redevelopment it would be served by new high-efficiency boilers. http://oporedevelopment.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/OPO_EA_Public_Draft_508.pdf
EXECUTIVE ORDER ON EXPEDITING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS AND APPROVALS FOR HIGH PRIORITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS (2017)
Signed by President Trump on January 24, 2017, this order calls for the identification of high priority infrastructure projects by the Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality …