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“At The Crossroads III” Energy & Climate Policy Summit (Heritage Foundation: December 8, 2016)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 1, 2016

“Our country stands at a crossroads of two incompatible forces. On one side is the historical opportunity our country now has to become the world’s energy superpower while restoring vigorous economic growth and full employment. On the other side is coercive federal and state policy to supplant fossil fuels and thus block the energy boom and the economic resurgence it promises.”

It has been my privilege to have participated in the previous two conferences in this series, Crossroads I in Houston (2014) and Crossroads II in Austin, Texas (2015).

With great fanfare, this year’s event will be held in Washington, DC, now that a new era in environmental policy–demoting the faux environmentalism of carbon dioxide as a negative externality–is about to begin.

The real promise of climate-policy reform is to disengage the US from international climate control, which can fracture the international climate complex to promote people and shrink government, worldwide. (The Clexit movement is described here and here.)

A summary of the conference, cohosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, to be held next Thursday, December 8, 2016, follows.

Our country stands at a crossroads of two incompatible forces.

On one side is the historical opportunity our country now has to become the world’s energy superpower while restoring vigorous economic growth and full employment. On the other side is coercive federal and state policy to supplant fossil fuels and thus block the energy boom and the economic resurgence it promises.

Every month the government agencies further institutionalize climate and energy policies neither authorized by Congress nor warranted by genuine science and the facts on the ground. The White House promoted a global climate treaty that would bind America’s freedom. EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule would assert federal control over our nation’s entire system of electricity, quash vital state authorities, send consumer prices through the roof and further weaken our economy and national security.

Texas joined 27 other states to resist EPA’s lawless crusade against abundant and affordable energy – the wellsprings of prosperity.

Please join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Heritage Foundation on December 8, 2016 in Washington, DC for: “At the Crossroads III: Energy and Climate Policy Summit.”

We will soon have a new President and new Congress. “At the Crossroads III” will bring together national policy makers and leading energy experts to learn what the future will hold and to develop strategies for what will likely be the most decisive fight in our generation – the fight for the American dream as we know it. Don’t miss this event. Our country is at stake.

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