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-- for the energy industry it is now responding after an EPA official was caught on camera talking about his policy for dealing with the oil and gas company's.
-- -- So.
I know that was our.
This is not a junior official yeah.
-- far from it that man was in charge of the EPA's activities right in the middle of the oil and gas tax that would include Texas Oklahoma New Mexico Louisiana.
Joining us now is Thomas Pyle with the institute for energy research -- welcomed the program I want you if you would you just tell us.
How all of this man and the EPA affected impacted.
If you -- -- put it like that the oil business want negative impact did they have.
Well you know it's this isn't a surprise these comments and we're actually I'm actually glad they came -- to like as you give us a chance talk about this -- mean.
This administration has a very very rigid ideology when it comes to these sources of energy and that is they don't like and -- they don't want to be produced here.
And this is a perfect example of of kind of how they're going about taking.
Taking this on but let's not judging by their words let's judging by their deeds.
-- you look at three rules come -- out of this and it EPA on -- alone.
One would prevent the construction many new coal plants.
The other two would knock out at least 10% of the current generation capacity coal.
You look at oil and you look at natural gas in their effort to try and regulate hydraulic fracturing.
You look at impacts on the refinery industry you at the regulations they're coming on gasoline.
This is part and parcel of an orchestrated effort.
By the EPA to do what as President Obama said after the 2010 election.
To skin the cat differently because we defeated cap and trade and now they're going through the regulatory route to try and achieve their agenda.
Not we've we've recently have this explosion in the amount of natural gas that's being discovered and drill for and extracted in the United States.
And that's been the result of this fracking policy this fracking extraction.
Is the administration actively.
Preventing fracking preventing all is getting apps that natural gas resource.
Not yet but they're working very hard at it and there's two specific examples.
Just last week they pass some rules that regulate.
Emissions from the well heads down this is the first step they've attempted to try and discredit that the technology and say that it has contaminating ground water.
But they have failed to prove it.
And it several instances what they're trying to do is replace the states the state regulation.
Of this important technology.
And to federalizing Y so they can clamp down on it and and regulated and manages not to their liking.
Is this because is this all about global warming.
The administration just hates carbon emissions and -- hates fossil fuels for.
Is it a mindset.
Of the past two generations what oil is back and big oil is especially bad which is it.
I think is the latter I think that they've used the global warming issue is sort of the rationale.
For their ideology and their ideology is is they don't like these energy resources.
And it's a shame because there -- providing over 80% of our energy.
They're the reason.
That we could have an economic growth.
In this country but yet they're they're demonizing these resources more importantly or or more tragically.
They're actually implementing programs to drive the energy industry.
Out of America and overseas.
Thomas -- institute for energy research thanks for joining us so we -- thank you.