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On August 7, The Heartland Institute will host its second America First Energy Conference (AFEC 2018) in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the key states for America’s energy and refinery industry. The conference will feature approximately 30 speakers from government, industry, academia, and other think tanks speaking on 10 panels and three plenary sessions. We expect between 300 and 400 people to attend (INCLUDING YOU!), and we aim to attract state legislators, congressional staff, state think tank leaders, and private sector government relations and policy analysts.

The purpose of this event is to promote and expand energy freedom in the United States, as outlined in President Donald Trump’s bold America First Energy Plan, a proposal first released during the 2016 presidential campaign. The president’s plan marks a decisive change in direction from the Obama administration’s “war on fossil fuels” and focus on the theory of catastrophic man-caused climate change.

Celebrating Energy Victories, Reaching for More

One and a half years after his inauguration, the Trump administration has already accomplished much of its ambitious agenda. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has rolled back regulations on ozone, small particles, and other air pollutants that are based on discredited epidemiology and toxicology.

Pruitt has also canceled the preliminary approval of higher CAFE standards, rescinded the “social cost of carbon” as a chief factor in regulatory decisions, pulled the United States out of the energy-killing Paris Climate Accord, canceled Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and ended the use of “secret science” to set wide-ranging and expensive regulations. President Trump has also vastly expanded energy exploration on U.S. lands and offshore.

But what else remains to be done? And how permanent will these victories be? What scientific and economic evidence is there that the plan is putting the nation on the right path toward economic growth, environmental protection, or both?

Those (and more) are the questions we will explore and answer at the America First Energy Conference 2018 in New Orleans.

Register here for the conference, and book your room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel and tell them you’re there for the America First Energy Conference for a discounted rate.