Trump on the American Energy Revolution (9th Annual Shale Insight Conference, Pittsburgh)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 29, 2019 No Comments

“Energy was just the first step in so many other ways. But without energy, it all doesn’t happen.”

“… we’re at a very, very good point environmentally right now.”

“Anti-energy zealots are blinded by ideology. Democrats want to ban shale energy, but shale energy has reduced America’s carbon emissions by 527 million metric tons per year. So what are they doing? A much better record than the European Union, which is always telling us how to do it. We should be telling them how to do it, based on our economy.”

“And congratulations to all of you, our great energy people, for what you’ve been able to accomplish, especially in the last three years…. [T]he path to that future starts right here in shale country, with all of you — the proud patriots of Pennsylvania and Ohio and West Virginia.”

On October 23, 2019, President Trump delivered an upbeat pro-energy talk in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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‘America’s Energy Dominance and Manufacturing Revival’ (Trump Remarks, August 13, 2019)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 19, 2019 2 Comments

“[The Paris Accord] would have taken away our wealth…. We had to pay money to other countries that are very substantial countries. They wanted to take away your wealth. They didn’t want you to drill. They didn’t want you to frack.  They didn’t want you to do steel.”

But what we want now is not independence; we want American energy dominance. Dominance

– President Donald Trump, August 13, 2019

At the construction site of Royal Dutch Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in western Pennsylvania last week, President Trump delivered an industrial speech that clearly distinguished his energy exceptionalism, energy dominance, energy optimism theme versus the climate-doom, keep-it-in-the-ground, Green-New-Deal worldview. The backdrop is Beaver County, Pennsylvania where a badly needed, long-awaited manufacturing revival is in process.

Shell Project

Shell’s multi-billion-dollar project will turn low-cost ethane from the Marcellus and Utica basins into polyethylene, a building block for many plastics.

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Trump on Energy: August 1, 2019, Cincinnati Rally

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 13, 2019 2 Comments

“I withdrew our country from the job killing and very expensive Paris Climate Accord. Last year coal exports were up 92% compared to 2016. 92%, do you believe that? You’re shipping it all over the world. To Vietnam. I was in Vietnam and they said, ‘We get coal from Ohio. We get coal from West Virginia. It’s the finest coal in the world.’”

MasterResource has documented the energy/climate views of President Donald Trump both before and after his election in 2016 (here). The historic nature of his views requires constant updates, particularly with the other side declaring war against oil, gas, and coal and waging lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies.

Here are his words from the Cincinnati, Ohio rally earlier this month:

  • Our shared Republican agenda is pro worker, pro jobs, pro family, pro growth, and 100% pro American.
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Trump Environmental Update: July 8, 2019

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 10, 2019 No Comments

“I will not stand for [the Green New Deal].  We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs.”

– President Donald Trump, The White House, July 8, 2019.

E&E News headlined its story, “Trump slams Paris deal in remarks about the environment.” Never mind that the major nations of the world are violating, if not decimating, the global climate agreement’s voluntary quotas. And never mind that the President talked about a raft of other environmental issues where the news is all good.

In fact, it was a speech of substance, the major theme of which is mineral energies are compatible with environmental progress. Some highlights from Trump’s speech in regard to energy and climate follow:

Remarks by President Trump on America’s Environmental Leadership

  • For years, politicians told Americans that a strong economy and a vibrant energy sector were incompatible with a healthy environment.  In other words, one thing doesn’t go with the other.  And that’s wrong because we’re proving the exact opposite.
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Trump at 2019’s G20: Weakening the Global Climate Cartel

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Trump’s Latest on Climate: Right Again! (re UK’s Piers Morgan, Prince Charles)

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Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord (two-year anniversary Saturday)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 30, 2019 16 Comments Continue Reading

Trump on Avian Mortality (remembering NRDC’s silence at Altamont Pass)

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Trump vs. the Green New Deal

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 16, 2019 5 Comments Continue Reading

Trump on Wind Power’s Problems (cancer too)

By Sherri Lange -- April 11, 2019 33 Comments Continue Reading