Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal laudable, but approach silly: US deputy energy secretary

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America is energy independent: US energy official

United States Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette says the U.S. is energy independent and agrees with President Trump’s criticism of the Green New Deal.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette agrees with President Trump that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is a hoax.

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“I think the goals of the Green New Deal are laudable -- everyone wants a cleaner environment,” he told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on Wednesday. “The approach however that they use is frankly silly.”

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The Trump administration believes the best way to create a environment is through an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he added.

“The president has directed us to approach energy with an all-of-the-above strategy, which we know works because we're seeing the emissions in the United States go down,” he said.

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Brouillette said carbon emissions dropped 14 percent between 2005 and 2017.

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