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President Trump Announces New Smart Energy Rule, Deleting Obama Legacy

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump zeroed in on kick-starting our nation’s economy as a key tenet of his agenda.

He’s been going out of his way to make that happen ever since he entered the White House, and his plan is bearing a ton of fruit. First, he repealed Obamacare’s reporting requirements. Then he signed the tax cut bill.

Thankfully, the president is far from done in that regard.

Now he’s switching from legislation to rule-making as his main focus. And it is only because of someone like him, with such a vast wealth of business experience, that would grant him the ability to create a new energy rule that not only deregulates but also creates job growth.

The Daily Caller passes along one of his latest plans aimed at accelerating things even further.

President Donald Trump’s administration is revising a former President Barack Obama-era rule on methane emissions to help make the U.S. energy dependent while helping people in rural parts of the country retain jobs.

“In order to achieve energy dominance through responsible energy production, we need smart regulations, not punitive regulations,” Joe Balash, assistant secretary for land and minerals management, said in a statement following Trump’s move to revise the controversial rule.

“We believe this proposed rule strikes that balance and will allow job growth in rural America,” said Balash, an official inside the Interior Department. The Interior Department believes the regulation was redundant and damaged industry inside rural parts of the country.

The Obama administration dropped a number of rules and regulations on the plates of American businesses, and the result was a proverbial anchor around their necks.

Trump and company are taking the time to go back and clean up the mess that his predecessor left behind, and the results have been speaking for themselves.

Obama instituted the rules in 2016 to help reduce methane emissions from power plants, which many scientists argue is primary driver of global warming. Republicans championed the ruling while environmentalists railed against the rollback.

“The previous administration scorned domestic energy development and crafted the prior rule to deliberately stifle it,” said Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah. “This is a necessary step to promote investment in federal and tribal lands so that economies in the west can grow.”

Bishop’s comments are quite telling, and they perfectly outline the contrasting styles between the two administrations.

The former went out of its way to stifle development, while the latter is inspiring all kinds of investment and growth.  

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out which one is better for our nation as a whole.

Source: Daily Caller

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