Eclipse shutters the eyes of Americans: Trump’s executive order
Eclipse shuters the eyes for Americans on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump signed an executive order that blocks localities from enforcing certain state laws that have been enacted by local governments and localities.
The order, which also blocks state officials from enforcing federal laws and local ordinances that apply to solar installations, includes a ban on the installation of any kind of eclipse-related equipment on public lands and waters.
The new order, according to a statement from the White House, is “designed to protect the health and safety of the American people from the harmful effects of the sun during an eclipse.”
The order is “necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare,” the statement said.
“This is an important step in safeguarding public health and the public’s safety and well-being while simultaneously protecting federal resources, including federal resources that are not currently used for eclipse protection.”
The executive order also provides the federal government with flexibility in how it will implement the executive order.
As we do every year, the administration will continue to monitor the eclipse and ensure that federal resources are not being used to enforce the executive orders.
“While the order will not affect solar installations on federal lands, it will affect all of the federal agencies that have jurisdiction over eclipse-protection orders.
The federal government has jurisdiction over the states that enforce the federal solar-energy standards, according a statement released by the White the White house.
The National Park Service will be exempt from the ban, while the Bureau of Land Management will not be.
In its statement, the White said the executive action would allow “the federal government to better protect Americans from the damaging effects of an eclipse by implementing more stringent rules, making it easier for states to enforce existing solar-related laws, and expanding the scope of enforcement to protect against the harms caused by the sun.”
The Trump administration has been pushing solar installations to comply with the federal rules, but has not made any specific guidance or regulations available to localities or other local entities about how to do so.
The White House has not released any guidance or a timetable on how localities can enforce eclipse-protecting laws.
Localities have until April 10 to submit a plan to the White to make them comply with state and federal eclipse-safety rules.
In recent years, some solar-installers have been challenging the ban.
In February, a solar-electric company sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the solar-safety rule, arguing that the rule was unconstitutional.
The lawsuit, filed by the solar company SolarWorld in Washington state, was denied.
The Army Corps later agreed to revise its eclipse rules to allow localities to install solar-powered equipment on private lands without fear of lawsuits or fines.