Trump Administration Rolls Out New Plan To Unleash California Energy

Trump Administration Rolls Out New Plan To Unleash California Energy

April 26, 2019

Yesterday, the Trump administrated rolled out a new plan to unleash California’s energy economy by opening over one million acres of land to energy exploration.

As the Los Angeles Times explains, “The action would end a five-year moratorium on leasing federal land in California to oil and gas developers. That pause came after a federal judge ordered the Obama administration to halt similar leasing efforts until it could better evaluate the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.”

That’s right, this plan was first approved under the Obama administration.

Here’s what we now know: fracking is both safe and economically viable. It’s led to massive economic growth in parts of Texas and New Mexico, funneling needed cash into schools and public infrastructure projects.

Eco-groups are already “intensifying” and getting ready to oppose the Trump administration’s plan by deploying lawsuits.

But if it was good enough for the Obama administration, shouldn’t it be good enough for the left? The eco-groups should stand down.

Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke continued his move to the far-left on energy issues yesterday as well. He’s already embraced the “Green New Deal” and walked back some of his previous pro-energy stances. Now, he says he’s “willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands.”

This is the same extreme policy proposed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders earlier this month, and it would prohibit the efforts the Trump and Obama administration made to promote energy in California.

Even more reason why energy workers need to make their voices heard.