There is certainly no shortage of opinion being voiced about Donald Trump as he prepares to address the Republican National Convention tonight.
What would a Trump presidency mean for energy and the environment?
We published a detailed analysis by energy analyst Marita Noon at CFACT.org:
“Trump calls it a ‘An America First Energy Plan.’ In it, he calls for ‘American energy dominance,’ which he sees as a strategic, economic, and foreign policy goal. Like every recent president, he seeks ‘American energy independence’ — which he defines as being ‘independent of any need to import energy from the OPEC cartel or any nations hostile to our interests.'”
Marita Noon quotes Trump on American energy, saying, “‘We have no idea how rich we are. We want to cherish that wealth.’ In comparison, he pointed out that Hillary Clinton wants to lock up trillions in American wealth while her ‘poverty-expansion agenda’ enriches her friends and makes everyone else poor.”
Trump says he’ll rescind the Climate Action Plan—which “gives foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use.” She also tells us that Trump would oppose the UN’s Paris climate agreement, while moving “away from government-central planning efforts and return authority back to the states.” Yet she quotes Trump favoring a return to genuine environmentalism, “My priorities are very simple: clean air and clean water.”
These are very positive policies. Take a look at Marita Noon’s full analysis for more information.
Whatever your take on the current presidential election, on one thing at least we should agree: America’s current energy and environment policies are in thrall to a radical Green ideology that is harmful to our economy, property rights and the natural world.
For nature and people too.