As celebrate the 45th Presidential Inauguration, I am excited to welcome a president who understands the importance of energy to our economy and national security. I am confident that President Donald Trump will advance American energy security and prioritize American energy development.
Already President Trump has proven a strong leader in energy with his excellent Cabinet choices. Rex Tillerson, Rick Perry, Scott Pruitt and many others will pave the way for important strategic energy decisions, whether that be expeditious approval for interstate energy infrastructure or trade deals with nations who need American energy among many others.
Most importantly, President Trump will peel back burdensome and duplicative federal regulations that unnecessarily cost Americans jobs and millions of dollars. Overly burdensome regulations raise the price of energy while having little to no meaningful impact. I look forward to the Trump Administration peeling back or revising the following federal actions:
- Clean Power Plan
- Regional Haze Rule
- Mercury and Air Toxic Standards
- Ozone Standard
- Recent Methane Regulations
- Final Information Collection Request for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
- Waters of the United States Rule
- Stream Protection Rule
- Department of Labor FLSA Overtime Rule
- Endangered Species Act
With President Trump at the helm, this country can expect to see a re-energized economy and robust job growth. There is no doubt that the incoming administration’s business-like approach, all-of-the-above energy strategy and commitment to serving the public will Make America Great Again.