WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S.
The Department of Energy announced the policy shift in a memo made public this month. The memo comes in support of an administration proposal to freeze car mileage standards.
The statement takes note of a shale oil boom that has made the country a contender for title of top global oil producer.
The Energy Department says the boom gives the country more flexibility “to use our...