10 Jan '18, 11am

Trump’s Energy Dominance Crusade Could Harm US Economy and Environment: https://t.co/5TjMIw5DzQ

Trump’s Energy Dominance Crusade Could Harm US Economy and Environment: https://t.co/5TjMIw5DzQ

When the Trump administration announced that it would open up U.S. waters to oil and gas exploration , the country’s “energy dominance” campaign returned to the spotlight — but what does that even mean? Energy Dominance: An Old Goal Re-branded During the Trump presidential campaign, the candidate floated a number of talking points about reinvigorating fossil fuel development as a means of supposedly creating jobs and restoring America’s energy independence. In June of 2017, the Trump administration rolled out a re-branded version of several Obama-era policies, focusing on energy independence via liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales to Europe . However, in a marked turn from the Obama era, the Trump administration declared that it would open key areas — like Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — for resource extraction. Energy Secretary Rick Perry explained at the time: A...

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