Newt Gingrich at CPAC:
We Need An All-American Energy Plan to Replace Obama’s War on
Gingrich Calls on Americans to Demand an All-American Energy Plan
and a New Environmental Solutions Agency to Create Jobs and Prosperity,
Environment, and Help Keep America Safe
1. An All-American Energy Plan will aggressively develop all
sources of American energy: oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar,
bio-fuels. American prosperity and national security are
abundant, low cost American energy supplies. Abundant energy supplies
energy prices are essential to Americans living longer and living
2. A new Environmental Solutions Agency should replace the
EPA. The EPA has transformed from an agency designed to “protect
health and to safeguard the natural environment” into a job-killing,
centralizing engine of ideological litigation and regulation that
economic progress. It should be replaced with an agency that
together science, technology, entrepreneurs, incentives, and local
to maintain a clean environment and a strong economy.
Stopping President Obama’s War Against
- The recent moratorium on oil drilling and the refusal to
process new permits will cause a 13% drop in production this year (in
production had been forecast to increase by 6% in 2011). A recent Wood
Mackenzie analysis found that more than 100,000 Americans will be in
losing their jobs in 2015 due to permitting delays and rig relocations.
- The EPA recently issued, and then canceled, an air quality
permit for Shell Oil to drill in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea, even though the
has had a government-approved lease since 2006 and spent more than $3
on the project. The EPA’s tactic of delaying energy production forced
withdraw from the project altogether earlier this year, a decision that
more than 800 jobs in Alaska and preventing development of billions of
of American oil.
- Proposed EPA rules and regulations on sulfur dioxide, nitrogen
industrial boilers, and water intake systems would impose costs of $200
over the next 3-5 years – costs that will be passed along to consumers
form of dramatically higher electricity prices – and could force the
as many as 30% of America’s coal plants.
- Pushing for the EPA to regulate carbon, and thereby control the
U.S. economy, will cost more than 500,000 jobs each year, according to
- The EPA recently voided a previously-approved Clean Water Act
the Spruce No. 1 mine in West Virginia, costing more than 200 jobs and
discouraging additional energy investment.
Find out more about an American Energy Plan and read the latest
discussion draft of the Environmental Solutions Agency at www.AmericanSolutions.com
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