Jeb Bush’s Energy Plan Boosts Oil, Targets Federal Regs

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says he would lift ban on crude oil exports, approve Keystone XL pipeline and give states more authority over resource development, according to web post set to publish today.

  • “Washington should generally defer to the will of states and tribes” on oil and gas development, Bush says in the post, citing Alaska and Virginia as examples of states constrained by Obama administration
  • Plan also vows to boost energy research funding and “create a level playing field for all energy sources” incl nuclear, coal and biofuels
  • Bush to unveil his energy plan at natural gas company near Pittsburgh Tuesday afternoon
  • NOTE: Bush last week released his regulatory agenda, promising to repeal EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Waters of the U.S. rule, and roll back other rules; related story

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