Paving the path to U.S. energy dominance
‘Energy Week’ highlights the role of American resources in securing prosperity
are ending the bureaucratic blockade that has hindered American energy creation. We have also authorized LNG export permits and ended the war on coal by expunging the coal-leasing moratorium on new leases for coal mining on federal lands. Our energy resources, especially those on public lands, have been locked up far too long, preventing the energy economy pro-economy and pro-environment that was perpetuated by the Obama administration set up a false argument. We can do good for both, and we will.
It is important to note that the United States already leads the world in lowering emissions. We have seen the fruits of clean technology like carbon capture, utilization and storage in the United States. For example, the Petra Nova facility in Texas uses a process to remove 90 percent of the carbon dioxide after coal is burned to generate energy in a clean way and then uses the captured carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery. Innovative technology like this is what will clean up the environment, not bad deals for the American people like the Paris Agreement. We will build on that success. Instead of preaching about clean energy, this administration will act on it.
We believe no clean energy portfolio is truly complete without nuclear power. If want to see the environment and the climate that we live in affected in a positive way, you must include nuclear energy with its zero emissions in your portfolio. Do it safe, do it thoughtfully, and do it economically. Under U.S. leadership, the world can do that. This administration believes that nuclear energy development will be a game changer and important player in the development of our clean energy portfolio globally.
The implications of becoming energy dominant are profound. Under President Trump’s leadership, we will continue to advocate for a broad “all of the above” energy portfolio to allow the United States to achieve energy independence, dramatically reduce our trade deficits, and create jobs beyond the 6.4 million Americans currently employed in the sector.
We look forward to hearing from Americans this week about how we can best move forward to reduce unnecessary government regulation and bureaucracy to promote jobs and economic growth in the energy sector. For years they have been overregulated by Washingtonians who believed they knew best. The lecturing is over, now it is time to listen to those who are delivering on real outcomes.