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PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS
- Regulations and policies that pick winners and losers have slowed or blocked access to energy development, hiked energy prices, and destroyed jobs.
FREEDOM TO CHOOSE
- It is not the government’s role to promote one energy source over another or force people to use a particular type of fuel. Energy decisions can be made by American families and businesses, not government bureaucrats.
GREATER INNOVATION, LOWER ENERGY COSTS
- The U.S. should open up energy exports, increase access to federal lands, and eliminate subsidies, ultimately leading to innovation and lower energy prices for Americans.
- Stop costly and ineffective climate change regulations.
- Eliminate federal subsidies for and preferential treatment of all energy sources and technologies.
- Devolve environmental review and permitting of all energy resource development on federal lands to the states.
- Empower families and businesses to drive energy efficiency by eliminating government mandates that stifle choice.
- The application process for a permit to drill on federal lands averages 227 days, compared to states averaging 30 days to do the same.
- Direct federal financial subsidies for the energy sector cost Americans over $16 billion in 2013.
- The U.S. generates almost 20 percent of its electricity (and 63 percent of its emissions-free electricity) from 99 nuclear power plants.
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