Monday, June 26, 2017

Donald Trump to call for US dominance in global energy production

Washington: Donald Trump will tout surging US exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country's growing energy dominance.

Donald Trump's first major policy speech on the
campaign trail - delivered in the oil drilling hotbed of
 North Dakota in 2016 - focused on his plans
 for unleashing domestic energy production.
The President also plans to emphasise that after decades of relying on foreign energy supplies, the US is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas, coal and other energy resources.

As with previous White House policy-themed weeks, such as a recent one focusing on infrastructure, the framing is designed to draw attention to Mr Trump's domestic priorities and away from more politically treacherous matters such as multiple investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Read Jennifer Dlouhy’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Donald Trump to call for US dominance in global energy production.”

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