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The growing production of domestic energy in the United States has been good for our nation’s economy. It has made our country more energy independent, created hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, and bolstered our national security.
Even so, nine of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates have called for a ban on fracking. Much of the rest of the field have vowed to limit or impose more regulations on the practice. That could be a risky political stance, especially in the swing-state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is home to 20 electoral votes as well as the Marcellus Shale, the …
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In CNN’s “climate crisis” town hall tonight, participating Democratic 2020 candidates would do well to focus on pragmatic, tangible solutions with reasonable timelines and price tags – rather than political sound bites.
In advance of the town hall, nearly all of the candidates have proposed “climate plans” – some with price tags as high as $10 billion (Julian Castro) – that would undoubtedly drive up energy costs in the near term and disproportionately impact low-income populations.
For example, in his climate plan, Senator Cory Booker became the latest candidate to vow to revoke permits for the Keystone XL and Dakota …