Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t Breitbart – Democrat Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren, whom President Trump christened “Fauxcahontas” after she upset the Cherokee Nation by claiming to be a Native American, wants to shut down the fossil fuel industry from day one of her Presidency.
My plan for public lands
By Elizabeth Warren
Any serious effort to address climate change must include public lands — fossil fuel extraction in these areas is responsible for nearly a quarter of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The Trump administration, with its casual denial of science and apparent amnesia about massive crises like the BP oil spill, has also proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to seismic testing and offshore drilling.
It is wrong to prioritize corporate profits over the health and safety of our local communities. That’s why on my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that says no more drilling — a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases, including for drilling offshore and on public lands. I’d also reinstate the methane pollution rule to limit existing oil and gas projects from releasing harmful gases that poison our air, and reinstitute the clean water rule to protect our lakes, rivers, and streams, and the drinking water they provide.
As President, I will set a goal of providing 10% of our overall electricity generation from renewable sources offshore or on public lands. That’s nearly ten times what we are currently generating. We can achieve this goal while prioritizing sites with low impact on local ecology but high potential for renewable energy generation. My administration will make it a priority to expedite leases and incentivize development in existing designated areas, and share royalties from renewable generation with states and local communities to help promote economic development and reduce local dependence on fossil fuel revenues.Read more: https://medium.com/@teamwarren/my-plan-for-public-lands-e4be1d88a01c
Is it just me, or has the Democrat candidate race turned into a bidding war over who can wreck the US economy the fastest?
Shutting down President Trump’s energy reforms would have drastic and immediate consequences for the US economy. Cheap energy powers economic growth. Any policy shift which increases energy costs puts the USA at a disadvantage to other low cost economies.