Conservative Political Action Conference - Energy Secretary Rick Perry ... CSPAN February 23, 2018 3:36pm-4:01pm EST
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a.m. eastern time. the former leader of the u.k. independence party will be speaking at the conservative political action conference. for he begins, we will take a look back at some of the speakers from earlier in the conference, starting with interior secretary ryan zinke he and energy secretary rick perry. >> ryan zinke is served our military and served as a navy seal commander. [applause] give it up for the seals.
montana'scted at-large member of congress, and is now the 52nd secretary of the interior. welcome, secretary ryan. we also have with us the secretary of energy, rick perry. [applause] >> there must be a texan in the crowd. [laughter] rick perry, unless i am wrong, you are not only the governor of texas, but the longest serving in texas history. of the air force, something i like. farmer, being a
con farmer got him into politics. as ouris serving secretary of energy. they are going to make a few comments, then hopefully we have time for a few questions and answers in these critical cabinet positions. secretary perry, why don't you tell us what is going on with energy? village a great clear to -- it is a great privilege to be here. you are the conservative movement of this country, i am proud to be a part of it. on this stage with ryan zinke he and his service to this country is -- he continues to give back to this country with his leadership. we go back and forth with each most on who has the energy. i am talking about personally within the country. he has the public lands, i have
the private lands, the world has changed so much in the last decade. when you think about energy and where we find ourselves, you go back when jimmy carter stood before the american people and talked about the malaise in this country, the long lines, you go forward 30 years. in this country found itself to to a lot of energy sources around the world that didn't necessary -- necessarily have our best interest in mind. the way the government dealt with energy was through regulation. something interesting happened, the private sector. george mitchell, a pioneer from
my home state who believed he knew how to be able to extract this energy from some formations that people didn't think could occur. america became energy independent. today, the usa is the number one oil and gas producing country in the world. [applause] it didn't happen because government regulations, it happened his government got out allow the and became, private sector to go out there and do what the private sector does. we have a secretary of interior that understands those resources on our public lands are incredibly important. and thoughtfully
be able to do that puts america in a geopolitical position. we don't just export american lng around the world, we export freedom. you think about what that means. people, our allies, people who we want to be our allies, now they know because of american energy coming to their shores, they are free from countries that would put america -- put those valleys that those countries have in jeopardy. ,ecause of american ingenuity energy independence, and administration that truly andeves in freedom exporting freedom around the world. that is the extraordinary story of the second decade of the 21st century. i am proud to be a part of that .nd be leading an agency that
fascinating things we are going to be talking about, the energy front is important. we also do other things together. i will pass this back to you. >> give it up for the secretary of energy. [applause] secretary zinke it, tell it what is going on -- tell us what is going on at interior. >> why is energy important? environmentally, no one does it better than the u.s.. we have a regulatory framework that ensures accountability. if you want to see how not to produce energy, i invite you to go to the middle east or africa, that is where the problems are. secondly, economically. bill, doesut the tax everyone like the tax bill? [applause] good as the tax
bill is, when
america pulls up to a pump and ,ill their car up every time under the previous administration it was two dollars. four dollars, six dollars, $100 to fill a car. american energy has delivered $60. $40 you have in your pocket.
every american would fill up at a pump station that you didn't have. american economy is run on made in america energy. and it should be. [applause] seals. 23 years in the morally, i never want your kids to ever see what i have seen. [applause] fracking has made a difference in getting the regulation out of the way.
i don't want ever to be held hostage by a foreign country. also, i don't want our kids to have to fight on foreign shores for energy we have here. environmentally, it is better to produce energy here under a reasonable regulation than to watch it overseas with none. it is an economy driver, having the ability to produce energy in this country. today about 10.3 million barrels a day in this country. in 60 years, time we are net exporter of liquid natural gas. that is president donald trump. [applause] >> we spent last year looking at the presidents executive order. he said energy dominance, that's what we are delivering to america and the world.
lastly, this coming year is going to be a pay that. -- theabout to enter public lands interior, 1/5 falls into the interior. 12 time zones from the virgin islands. we are going to embark on mission 26. it is the largest investment in our public lands and parks system in the history of this country. it is going to be funded from energy. if you are going to have energy on public lands producing wind, solar, all of the above. as long as it is made in america, i in good with it. if you are making energy from americans public lands, you should invest in our public lands. we have the greatest assets on the face of this planet. [applause] secretary zinke it, let me
stay with you. had philosophy and this country, it started with teddy roosevelt. the obama administration turned that into a land of no uses. they used the designation of wilderness and national monuments as a weapon to actually hose off a lot of our public lands to use by the people. bit about thee philosophy of yourself, and this administration. >> public lands belong to the people, and not special interests. [applause] a story about teddy roosevelt. teddy roosevelt, for a lot of reasons really pushed this country on what we have today, a legacy of republic land.
everybody loves our parks, we like to go down there and make sure we are great stewards. roosevelt went up to yosemite and met a gentleman by the name of john meer. he spent a lot of time putting flowers in roosevelt pockets. ride, at on a wonderful ride you cannot replicate because it is too much dead and dying timber. roosevelt comes back to guy named and hires a pinchot. he offered the american conservation ethic, best science, best practices, greatest good longest term. that is the philosophy of multiple use. you can have public land have multiple use in the long-term. you can create wealth from our land, that you have to be good stewards.
interior, i'm this doer of our greatest holdings. i am also a steward of recreation, hunting, fishing, to make sure the public itself should enjoy our public lands. we should not be locked out of them. [applause] >> well fed. -- well said. quotedetary perry, you jimmy carter's famous address about no energy. i have the quote. this happened over 40 years ago. at the current rate of thismption we "could use .s a 1977 vote the current rate of consumption, we could use of all the reserves of oil in the entire world by
the end of the next decade." by sometime in the 80's, we were supposed to be out of oil and gas. expand on what has changed so dramatically. how much do we really have left? >> that's the real key. to ever draw that line and say this is what we know, and there is nothing else to know, is a big mistake. we have seen it happen a lot in the past. youhe early 2000's, many of have seen a fellow who traveled around the country and gave a , that wetled peak oil had found all the oil. it was adding on to the jimmy carter story that you could not retrieve any more of the natural resources. there were a few people in this country that didn't buy into that. betweenthe difference
the jimmy carter mentality, the previous administrations mentality, and the current lease we find ourselves in. difference between innovation and regulation. i happen to believe that if you allow americans to innovate, give them the freedom, the incentive to be innovators, that they will find the answer to the challenges that we face as a humanity. if we fall into the camp of regulate, weing to are in trouble. the great news is the conservative movement in this country, what is happening in energy to date is a confirmation -- energy today is a confirmation of revolution in my opinion. don't allow government to regulate everything.
government is not the answer to every challenge we have. we are going to rely upon government, we are going to have a life that is not fulfilled. we are going to have a country that is not as powerful and as forward leaning as we have today. innovatorsre were that did not believe government. today, freedom is being exported around the world with american energy. that is good for the world, the united states, and the future. [applause] > what i heard you say addresses the rhetorical question, do you trust in people our government? >> government has a row. conservatives believe in finding that balance. sometimes our friends on the left disbelieve the government you lete-all and all,
us control everything and we will deliver to you a better future. conservatives don't believe that. we think of government has to roll out there, you have to play a role in keeping america free, the military, both types of the. we have a role to play. administration -- what this president has done on the regulatory side is nothing less than world changing. this administration being able to remove the regulation, still protecting our environment, still protecting the things that need to be protected, but freeing up and giving stability and predictability to those wanting to risk their capital. nothing we did in the state of texas during the early 2000's when we saw on incredible wisesion economically, job
affected more by regulatory stability and addictive ability. when you add the tax bill the president has passed to the , that isy restraint how you change this country forever. that is exactly what the trump administration is doing. forever inis country a powerful and positive way. [applause] zinke, depending on how you measure it, i have seen different numbers. somewhere close to one out of every four acres of the united states is federal land. havedition to that, you supervision under your department, offshore resources that you have, as well. the last administration seemed to try to the for, delay, stall, close off the use of natural
resources on a lot of those federal lands onshore and offshore. sense that there is a new sheriff in town? >> there is. the question to you, and the broader want to the administration, can we utilize both natural resources safely without an unreasonable risk to the environment? >> yes. ultimately, i am a boy scout. leave your campground in good or better condition than you found it. on the regulatory framework, what you want is to incorporate innovation. best practices, best science, and have stability over the longest term. when regulatory framework is put in punitive lee, that is adversarial, the innovation of industry. americans are very clever.
.e are enormously clever people allowing us to innovate is what happened in fracking, in energy, in batteries. there is no one more clever than americans are. regulatory framework has to reflect that. the wealth on a public lands, there is a lot of anger because they see mismanagement read we just went through fire season and spend billions of dollars. there is loss of life because we have forgotten how to manage. ,ot managing comes at a cost having the fuel load and not being able to harvest trees, some of these communities are dying, and you can't cut a tree. we are going to change. land, thee the resources, do it in a respectful way.
make sure that when you have a reclamation plan, when you extract or harvest timber, we do it in the long run using best science. we are a great people, everybody loves our park system, everyone loves to be out there and to be but to recreate and use public lands. the wealth of those public lands should be accessible subcommunities across our country, -- so communities across our country, oil, gas, wind, all those type of things generate an economy. if you don't have an economy, the rest of it doesn't matter. you can't afford a strong military if you can't afford to pay for it. [applause] matter. ago, theback one year wealth generated through this energy, from our
tax plan, stand by. i think we are just getting started. [applause] we are about out of time, i would be remiss if i didn't ask you another question. trump promised to end the war on coal. i know you have taken steps in that regard. tell us what has changed. can coal be competitive with cheap natural gas and affordable oil? your effortstopped to support research and development of renewables. >> that is the important part. this president truly is and -- an all the above energy policy. renewables, innovations we haven't seen yet, clean coal
technology, carbon capture utilizations. we are exporting that around the world. we're going into india, china with technology where they are going to use coal. we want them to use american technology that will allow the use of that in the most environmentally friendly way that can occur. we are seeing american lng. we saw a major reduction in the state of texas during the 2000's the realen oxide, sox, emissions that affect the environment. we saw a reduction of 20% of a transition over to natural gettingting older -- rid of older plants, and greatest growth of energy united
states occurred in my home state, and it produced more wind energy in texas than five countries. that is the type of policy president trump wants to see. we are using our resources and american innovation and not sitting there saying we are or to regulate our way into nirvana because that is a fallacy. [applause] >> how about these two secretaries? give it up for them. [applause]