President Donald Trump will meet with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday to discuss his push to roll back Obama-era regulations, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Pai and Trump will also talk about energy production, the impact of the climate crisis, and the “unfinished business” of the opioid crisis, Sanders said in a statement.
Pai will meet at Trump Tower on Thursday morning.
In the first meeting with a new FCC chairman since January, Trump said he “believes that the commission should not have a single-minded focus on the power of fossil fuels.”
Trump’s comments come a week after Trump rescinded Obama-approved rules on fuel efficiency standards for cars, trucks, light trucks and buses.
Trump has made an ongoing push to eliminate or reduce regulations that he says are burdensome on American businesses.
The president has proposed a number of executive actions, including the rollback of rules on carbon emissions and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate.