President Trump vowed to “unleash American energy” on Thursday, pledging to bolster the ailing nuclear industry, open up new offshore areas for drilling, and help seal deals for oil pipelines and coal exports.
|President Trump speaks on Thursday at |
the Energy Department in Washington.
Riding a wave of shale drilling that doubled the country’s total oil and gas production during the Obama administration, Trump said: “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy, one that unlocks millions and millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in wealth.”
But energy experts were not impressed with the measures Trump unveiled Thursday, saying they would have little effect.
Read story by Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney in The Washington Post - “Trump vows to ‘unleash’ American energy but unveils only modest new steps.”