Friday, 27 January 2017

Playing around with the facts: Oil addiction

I found An America First Energy Plan on the new White House website and wondered what it would look like if they were talking about addictive drugs:

An America First Drugs Plan

Drugs are an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy. The Trump Administration is committed to drug policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign drugs.

For too long, we've been held back by burdensome regulations on our drug industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.

Sound drug policy begins with the recognition that we have vast untapped domestic drug reserves right here in America. The Trump Administration will embrace the crack cocaine and crystal meth revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans. We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped grass and meth reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own. We will use the revenues from drug production to rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure. Less expensive drugs will be a big boost to American agriculture, as well.

The Trump Administration is also committed to clean heroin technology, and to reviving America's heroin industry, which has been hurting for too long.

In addition to being good for our economy, boosting domestic drug production is in America's national security interest. President Trump is committed to achieving drug independence from the Mexican cartels and any nations hostile to our interests. At the same time, we will work with our South American allies to develop a positive drug relationship as part of our anti-terrorism strategy.

Lastly, our need for drugs must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority. President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water.

A brighter future depends on drug policies that stimulate our economy, ensure our security, and protect our health. Under the Trump Administration's drug policies, that future can become a reality.

(I changed the following words: energy, coal, shale oil, natural gas, OPEC. Can you spot them?