President Trump has just completed a speech about an executive order he is signing to greatly boost America’s energy production, according to Fox News.
“Today is a great day for American families and workers. Today we’re unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs,” Trump began.
He pointed to America’s “abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves,” but said previous administration shut off 94% of the areas those resources are available in.
“I pledged to take action, and today I’m keeping that promise,” Trump declared.
He announced that his newest executive order would reopen those shutoff areas for drilling, generating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in wealth.
He said the order will “reverse the previous administration’s Arctic leasing ban and directs [Interior] Secretary [Ryan] Zinke to allow responsible development of offshore areas.”
“You notice [offshore drilling] doesn’t get blocked for other nations. It only gets blocked for our nation,” Trump pointed out.
He added that the new offshore oil and gas drilling would lower the cost of fuel and help keep America more secure by allowing us to rely less on foreign oil.
“This is a very important day,” Trump said.
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