The Environmental Protection Agency needs to “roll back” regulations, said former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina Thursday evening at a town hall.
The Environmental Protection Agency needs to “roll back” regulations, said former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina Thursday evening at a town hall meeting a few miles outside of the “best town by a dam site.”
“The regulations that the EPA is rolling out now will destroy livelihoods. They will increase the cost of energy,” she said. “They will destroy industries.”
Inside an agricultural equipment shop, Fiorina spoke to a crowd of around 250 people on the future of rural America.
She says as the EPA controls more of the water in the United States, agriculture is being destroyed. By the end of August the EPA will control 95% of the water in Iowa, she said.
Fiorina believes the EPA is standing in the way of affordable and reliable electricity.
“The EPA thinks that a fish is more important than tens of thousands of jobs.”
Through innovation, technology, and using resources already present, she feels the United States can become the “global energy powerhouse of the 21st century.”
To combat any “festering” problems, she said the economy will grow if regulations and power are lifted from the government.
To help get the economy of the country on track, Fiorina reiterated two ways to get debt and deficit under control: grow the economy and cut spending.
“Two sides of the same coin if they’re done properly.”