When former President Obama issued his drilling bans just before he left office, I am sure that he thought that he had sealed another left wing environmental legacy. It appears that President Donald Trump either did not get the memo or he totally disagreed with it. Today our new President took steps to ensure that there are more jobs in the energy field and that energy costs will be reduced. Hail to the Chief.
As Written By MICHELLE MOONS at Breitbart
WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new executive order on an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy as he proclaimed, “It’s going to lead to a lot of great wealth for our country and a lot of great jobs for our country.”
From the Roosevelt Room of the White House, President Trump thanked Secretaries Wilbur Ross and Ryan Zinke, lauded their job performance, then told those gathered:
This is a great day for American workers and families, and today we’re unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs. Our country is blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves. But the federal government has kept 94 percent of these offshore areas closed for exploration and production. And when they say closed, they mean closed.
This deprives our country of potentially thousands and thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in wealth. I pledged to take action, and today I am keeping that promise.
The President stated that the order initiates “opening offshore areas to job-creating energy exploration,” which reverses an Obama Administration Arctic leasing ban. “It reverses the previous administration’s Arctic leasing ban, and directs Secretary Zinke to allow responsible development of offshore areas that will bring revenue to our Treasury and jobs to our workers.”
CONTINUE READING ABOUT TRUMP’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER HERE: Trump Reverses Obama’s Last Days Drilling Ban