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June 29, 2017

Trump Agenda Would Unleash U.S. Energy

  Institute for Policy Innovation

DALLASThe Trump administration’s ambitious agenda for unleashing, rather than obstructing, U.S. energy is a game-changer for not only promoting the U.S. economy and creating jobs, but a stabilizing factor for peace around the world, said Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) resident scholar Merrill Matthews, Ph.D.

“The U.S. is on the verge of becoming a net natural gas exporter, thanks to innovative technologies and new discoveries. That development will boost economic growth and help our allies obtain affordable energy instead of turning to unreliable partners such as Russia. And because natural gas is cleaner than other sources of power generation, expanding its use will help reduce carbon emissions.” 

Matthews believes “U.S. energy is one of our most important resources. The world needs energy; there is no economic growth without it.  And the U.S. is increasingly positioned to supply it in a cleaner and more environmentally responsible way.”

“President Trump wants to go in a new direction, opening the doors to all types of energy production. He believes we are on the cusp of an energy revolution. And he’s right,” he said.


The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is an independent, nonprofit public policy organization based in Dallas. IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. is available for interview by contacting Erin Humiston at (972) 874-5139, or  


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