Trump pitches en­ergy plans

Says Clin­ton wants ‘war’ on in­dus­try he will pro­mote

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - By Noah Bier­man

WASH­ING­TON — Don­ald Trump promised to lift en­vi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions, open fed­eral lands to oil and gas pro­duc­tion and ease per­mit­ting for oil pipe­lines dur­ing a speech at a frack­ing con­fer­ence in Pitts­burgh on Thurs­day in which he ac­cused Hil­lary Clin­ton of want­ing to kill the en­ergy in­dus­try.

“I am go­ing to lift the re­stric­tions on Amer­i­can en­ergy and al­low this wealth to pour into our com­mu­ni­ties — in­clud­ing right here in Penn­syl­va­nia,” Trump told shale in­dus­try lead­ers. “The shale en­ergy rev­o­lu­tion will un­leash mas­sive wealth for Amer­i­can work­ers and fam­i­lies.”

Trump cast his en­ergy pol­icy as part of his larger eco­nomic agenda, which in­cludes a cut of the cor­po­rate in­come tax rate from 35 per­cent to 15 per­cent, rene­go­ti­a­tion of ma­jor trade deals and an end to many fed­eral reg­u­la­tions.

Trump’s pro­pos­als would add $5.3 tril­lion to the na­tional debt over the next decade, sig­nif­i­cantly more than Clin­ton’s, whose plans would in­crease the debt by about $200 bil­lion over the same time, the non­par­ti­san Com­mit­tee for a Re­spon­si­ble Fed­eral Bud­get said in a new re­port.

Trump said his stance on hy­draulic frac­tur­ing and coal is at odds with Clin­ton’s agenda, which he said would dev­as­tate the econ­omy with added taxes and reg­u­la­tions. He cited Clin­ton’s state­ment ear­lier this year that she would “put a

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