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feature Presidential Candidates Energy By Scott Morrison s the contest for the next United States President becomes a likely one-on-one race between Democrat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Republican businessman Donald Trump, both candidates have released the outlines of their respective energy plans. Donald Trump released his energy plan via a speech on May 26, while Hillary Clinton's plan is laid out on her website. Included below are the candidates' stated goals for energy policy and how they plan to accomplish them. It is expected that further policy details will be released as the campaign continues and as each tries to frame their vision for energy policy as what is best for the country. The below energy plans are what has been stated by the campaigns and only lightly edited for clarity. Donald Trump Highlights from Donald Trump's america first Energy Plan as outlined in his May 26 speech: * american energy dominance will be declared a strategic economic and foreign policy goal of the United States. * america has 1.5 times as much oil as the combined proven resources of all OPEC countries; we have more natural gas than Russia, Iran, Qatar and Saudi arabia combined; we have three times more coal than Russia. Our total untapped oil and gas reserves on federal lands equal an estimated $50 trillion. * We will become, and stay, totally independent of any need to import energy from the OPEC cartel or any nations hostile to our interests. * at the same time, we will work with our Gulf allies to develop a positive energy relationship as part of our anti-terrorism strategy. * We will use the revenues from energy production to rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure. Cheaper energy will also boost american agriculture. * We will get the bureaucracy out of the way of innovation, so we can pursue all forms of energy. This includes renewable energies and the technologies of the future. It includes nuclear, wind and solar energy, but not to the exclusion of other energy. * The government should not pick winners and losers. Instead, it should remove obstacles to exploration. any market has ups and downs, but lifting these draconian barriers will ensure that we are no longer at the mercy of global markets. Donald Trump's 100-Day Action Plan: * "We're going to rescind all the jobdestroying Obama executive actions including the Climate action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. 22 THE SOURCE | THE vOICE and CHOICE Of pUblIC gaS * We're going to save the coal industry and other industries threatened by Hillary Clinton's extremist agenda. * I'm going to ask Trans Canada to renew its permit application for the Keystone Pipeline. * We're going to lift moratoriums on energy production in federal areas * We're going to revoke policies that impose unwarranted restrictions on new drilling technologies. These technologies create millions of jobs with a smaller footprint than ever before. * We're going to cancel the Paris Climate agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs. * any regulation that is outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers, or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped. We will also eliminate duplication, provide regulatory certainty, and trust local officials and local residents. * any future regulation will go through a simple test: is this regulation good for the american worker? If it doesn't pass this test, the rule will not be approved." additional details on Donald Trump's energy plan were unavailable as of the writing of this article. His plan was solely laid out in his May 26 speech.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Fall 2016

First Person
APGA Events
Q&A: Representative Blackburn
A Successful CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally
Richmond Breweries Tout Benefits of Natural Gas
Presidential Candidates Outline their Energy Plans
The Rising Cost of Natural Gas Transport
CNG for Public Transportation
APGA Hosts Second Southeast Tour
Legislative Outlook
The Pipeline
Marketing Matters
Advertisers’ Index/
At Last

THE SOURCE - Fall 2016