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Finally it’s happened. Romney/Ryan has unveiled their plan to make the U.S. energy independent, and as you can see to the excitement of this writer and millions of others, it’s “Drill, baby. Drill.”
The full 21-page plan can be found here, and his campaign should be lauded for all their extensive research. The executive summary is:
A crucial component of Mitt Romney’s Plan for a Stronger Middle Class is to dramatically increase domestic energy production and partner closely with Canada and Mexico to achieve North American energy independence by 2020. While President Obama has described his own energy policy as a “hodgepodge,” sent billions of taxpayer dollars to green energy projects run by political cronies, rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline as not in “the national interest,” and sought repeatedly to stall development of America’s domestic resources, Romney’s path forward would establish America as an energy superpower in the 21st century.
His goal is for the U.S. to become energy independent by the year 2020. Along with energy independence comes increased national security, millions of jobs, an estimated $1 trillion in revenue, lower energy prices, a stronger dollar and a reduced trade defecit.
The Agenda is:
- Empower states to control onshore energy development;
- Open offshore areas for energy development;
- Pursue a North American Energy Partnership;
- Ensure accurate assessment of energy resources;
- Restore transparency and fairness to permitting and regulation; and
- Facilitate private-sector-led development of new energy technologies
We all know what Obama’s energy “plan” is and has been: destroy the coal industry, regulate the energy industry into oblivion, kill jobs, create 5-year off-shore drill moratoriums, ban uranium mining on federal lands, kill the natural gas fracking industry, dump the Keystone Pipeline Project and throw taxpayers dollars into wind and solar companies who then go bankrupt.
Romney has laid out a “everything is on the table” unlike Obama, who has taken everything OFF the table except wind and solar.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks