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Responding to reports that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to meet with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper this weekend, FreedomWorks Vice President of Advocacy Noah Wall urged Governor Cooper to listen to several other elected officials in North Carolina who support the recent proposal by the Department of Interior to expand the nation’s offshore oil and gas exploration plan:
FreedomWorks Foundation applauds President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on their announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). It is our organization’s intention to staunchly support this effort through our Regulatory Action Center, driving a grassroots campaign in support of this critical regulatory reform. FreedomWorks Foundation President Adam Brandon made the following statement:
Quick: what was the number one source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you are wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount.
Let’s stretch our imaginations for a moment and assume that the left is right that global warming will bring apocalyptic warming by the end of the century and that the only way to save the planet from extinction is to stop using fossil fuels right now. That will be a spectacular disruption to world economic prosperity because cheap fossil fuels account for about two-thirds of all electric power generation and at least 80 percent of transportation fuel.
FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement of a plan to streamline the leasing permit process to comply with the legal requirement that permits be handled within 30 days.