Energy expert Kathleen Hartnett-White, author of Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy, is praising Donald Trump’s economic plan through energy reform, saying that his plans to lift government restrictions on American energy can help boost the energy market and create jobs.
“The manner in which energy is developed and unitized, in just endless different ways in our economy, can provide an extraordinary stimulus to economic growth,” explained Hartnett-White, who is currently a fellow and director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Institute. “The surest path to job creation in my judgment is through taking advantage of the energy.”
As part of Trump’s plan to jump start the economy, he wants to lift restrictions on U.S. energy to increase the GDP by $100 billion annually. His plan suggests lifting the restrictions will help create 500,000 new jobs and increase wages.
Trump’s proposal also says he will request that Trans Canada renews its Keystone Pipeline permit application.
“On every count they’re energy policies are opposites,” Hartnett-White stated, comparing Trump to Hillary Clinton.
She referenced the Keystone Pipeline:
The very fact of the access we now have to worlds of oil and natural gas in this country and also in Canada, but we lack really the key infrastructure to take the maximum effiencent use of it because we don’t have pipelines in certain places, the Keystone Pipeline is as important to North Dakota and those states — Pennsylvania — all of those as it is to Canada.
“I’m a former environmental regulator. I was head of the state of Texas’ very large environmental regulatory agency, the state EPA,” she stated, commenting on the environmental impact of energy production. “I think that part of what makes the energy opportunity we have before us is that we’ve learned to extract energy sources and to refine and to reform them into industrial process. We’ve found out how to do that with far far far lower levels of real solution.”
Hartnett-White approves of Trump’s proposal to rescind the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule and cancel the Paris Climate Agreement, saying that President Obama’s climate regulatory authority has been “proliferating.”
Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning agreed, saying Trump’s “less regulation, pro-economic growth message…goes to [the] heart of what every Republican purports to believe.”
“Any doubts that Trump intends to roll back President Obama’s pen and phone regulatory assault on the economy should forever be put to rest. And any so-called conservative who clings to their Trump opposition in the wake of this message has lost all credibility,” Manning declared.