Perry Unveils Domestic Energy Plan
Governor Rick Perry unveiled his domestic energy plan Friday morning at a steel plant near Pittsburgh. The Republican presidential hopeful claimed his plan would create more than a million jobs in America, if he were to be elected president.
The proposal has been called a “drill-baby-drill plan.” Friday morning he talked about trying to lower current federal regulations to allow for more drilling offshore and opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. But he also presented an all-of-the-above type approach to what he would do with energy production in America.
Perry outlined how he’s increased green energy in Texas. He said renewable energy production needs to be coupled with traditional sources to make the country more energy independent.
A new campaign slogan emerged for the Perry campaign Friday morning, “Energizing America.” This speech comes at a time when Perry is trying to revitalize his campaign following some weak debate performances.
To hear more details from Perry’s speech, click the audio player above to hear the latest from KUT’s political reporter Ben Philpott.