As a featured speaker at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association summit, Newt Gingrich today unveiled his plans for pro-business energy development, commenting that as a country:
We need an American energy plan that is designed for good environmental reasons, good economic reasons and good national security reasons...I would rather have the next building boom in Des Moines than in Dubai.
[W]ould encourage innovation, incentivize success and emphasize sound science and new technology over bureaucracy, regulation, litigation and restrictions on American energy.
What you have is a very expensive bureaucracy that across the board makes it harder to solve problems, slows down the development of new innovations.
He further commented that:
We need to have an agency that is first of all limited, but cooperates with the 50 states.
- "In the name of protecting the environment, the EPA has become a tool of ideologues to push an anti-jobs agenda that would never survive the scrutiny of the American voter."
- "The EPA has become the bureaucracy of choice for Presidents to exert more control over the decision making of the private sector and local and state governments, stifling the very innovation and entrepreneurship that is necessary to achieve a cleaner environment."
- "The EPA’s activities have gone well beyond protecting the environment; instead, the EPA is focused on centralizing and asserting unlimited federal power over the economy."
Gingrich's full speech from the IRFA event can be viewed here.