Trump’s ‘America First Energy Plan’

Energy-Trump-640x480President Donald Trump issued his 7-paragraph ‘America First Energy Plan’ shortly after taking office with the goal of lowering the cost of energy and getting rid of regulations. According to the plan, it says disposing of environmental regulations like Obama’s Climate Action Plan would boost wages “by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.” The administration says that’s based on a report from the conservative Institute for Energy Research.

The plan goes on to read “The Trump Administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans. We must take advantage of the estimated $50
trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own.” He signed executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL, which would transport oil from Canada and the U.S. Bakken region and would create about 42,000 jobs and generate $2 billion in earnings during construction, and Dakota Access pipelines, less than a week after inauguration.

Key to Trump’s plan is restoring the nation’s commitment to fossil fuels. The plan specifically mentions aiding the domestic coal industry by way of increasing clean coal technology. The plan reads, the coal industry “has been hurting for too long.”

He will focus the EPA on fighting air and water pollution. “Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority. President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water,” the plan stated.

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