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Carly Fiorina – photo: Good360

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is running for the 2016 Republican nomination. Fiorina talked about energy in an interview with The Fuse in June. Here is a summary of her energy policy thoughts:

Crude oil export ban: I would lift the restriction on exporting oil.

Keystone XL pipeline: I support the Keystone Pipeline.

Regulations: We’re limiting our ability to find resources by imposing regulations on hydraulic fracturing and our ability to be energy independent by regulating drilling on federal lands. As President I would roll back many of these regulations.

Coal: The federal government has decided, through the EPA, basically to destroy the coal industry. They’re well on their way to doing that. In order to invest in clean coal, you need a healthy industry to make those investments, and you also need the federal government to do some of that basic research. There are some very basic things that the federal government could be helpful on.

Climate change: the answer to this is innovation not regulation.

An energy independent America: We can be energy independent almost any time we want in the sense that most of the constraints are self-imposed. We shouldn’t be irresponsible with safety or conservation, but we must stop limiting our ability to find resources.

Clean coal technology: This is a better, more productive answer than shutting down our own coal plants while the Chinese continue to burn coal at tremendous rates. It destroys our coal mining community, it’s bad for our economy, and it doesn’t allow us to invest in the technology that ultimately could make a difference in climate change by having a positive impact on China’s coal burning industry.

Renewable fuels standard:  it’s not the government’s job to determine market access. I support phasing out sugar, oil, and renewable fuels at the same time so that we’re not impinging on any one state or industry.

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