U.S. Senator Mike Enzi gave a speech on the Senate floor earlier this week where he said that the American dream starts with a job and that the best thing that the government can do to allow better job growth is to get out of the way.
Enzi noted that one of the few industries in America that is growing and has the potential to produce thousands and thousands of jobs is the energy industry. He said that last month alone, more than 7,000 jobs were created in the mining industry.
Enzi said that the nation’s domestic energy industry has the potential to create even more jobs, but is hampered by the Administration’s efforts to slow the permitting process for new mining and drilling activities as well as the Environmental Protection Agency’s actions to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.