Trump Presents Energy Policy Ideas in Detroit

In a policy speech yesterday in Detroit, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined his program of tax and regulatory policies to jump-start the economy. Although the speech is fairly short, Trump builds his case with 82 footnotes for easy fact checking.

Friends of affordable energy, limited government, and free markets should find much to applaud in the energy reform section of Trump’s speech.

Trump criticizes the “Obama-Clinton agenda” as anti-energy. Although Trump does not mention the Clean Power Plan and Paris Agreements by name, he clearly opposes those policies. He calls for keeping energy affordable for families and businesses, putting coal miners back to work, and removing the Obama Administration’s regulatory threats to gas and oil production. His objective is to “unleash an energy revolution.”

My colleague Ryan Young has an assessment of Trump’s plan for regulatory reform, as does Wayne Crews over at Forbes.