The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance is a nationwide collaboration of 25 coalition associations – from California to West Virginia, Texas to Montana – representing about 10,000 individuals and companies engaged in domestic onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P). We believe in seeking common ground, and in common sense solutions to the challenges that face us in our businesses, including our relationship with the federal legislative and executive branches of government. In only its fifth year, DEPA now represents a majority of the individuals and companies responsible for the current renaissance in American oil and natural gas production.
Astonishing! Incredible! Surprising!
These are just some of the many words used to describe Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton on November 8th.
What does it mean?
Trump campaign advisor and oilman Harold Hamm said the US government has done everything in its power to impede oil and gas production.
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to boost the nation's oil, natural gas and coal production by rolling back regulations and increasing drilling on federal lands.
"There's so many of these overreaching regulations that's gone on. My goodness. We called it death by a thousand cuts, and that's exactly what it was intended to do," Hamm told CNBC's "Power Lunch." [video]
The eight years of the Obama Administration have been defined by an ever more aggressive disregard for Constitutional separation of powers and unprecedented abuse of Executive Authority. No sector of the economy has been spared. But there is no doubt that the domestic energy industry has borne the brunt of this abuse.
As of this writing there is just over one month until the General Election of 2016. While much of the national media remains fixated on the battle for the White House it is the struggle for control of the Senate that might ultimately have the greater impact on history.