Trump Attacks Clinton’s ‘Politically-Motivated Opposition’ to Fracking, Energy Production

Trump Energy Coal AP
Donald Trump came out swinging against his rival Hillary Clinton on policy — specifically about the economy and energy production — in a speech from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday. “Producing more American energy is a central part of my plan to Making America Wealthy Again – especially for the poorest Americans,” Trump stated. “America is sitting on a treasure trove of untapped energy – some $50 trillion dollars in shale energy, oil reserves and natural gas on federal lands, in addition to hundreds of years of coal energy reserves.” “It’s all upside: more jobs, more revenues, more wealth, higher wages, and lower energy prices,” he added. Trump said, if elected president, he plans to lift restrictions on American energy and shale production. During his speech he attacked Clinton’s energy policy. “Hillary Clinton wants to put the coal miners out of work, ban hydraulic fracturing in most places, and extensively restrict and ban energy production on public lands and in most offshore areas,” he alleged. Trump continued: This will produce devastation for states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, where shale energy and coal production are critical parts of the economy. Her plan hurts states like Colorado, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and any anywhere