REALITY: Clean energy is one of the fastest-growing segments in the energy sector. In 2016, energy efficiency employment grew by 154,000, solar by 51,000, and wind by 25,000. Slashing funding for clean energy would reduce this growth.
REALITY: The U.S. Department of Energy employment report that this number comes from actually goes far beyond fossil fuel industry workers to include nearly 374,000 solar energy workers, over 101,000 wind energy workers, and approximately 2.2 million energy efficiency employees.
REALITY: The rule modernized well-drilling regulations that were more than 30 years old and had not accounted for methods specific to fracking. Meeting these standards would increase the cost of drilling a well by less than a quarter of one percent — not enough to have a significant effect on production or drilling decisions.