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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 7 This program prepares students for entry-level employment as Corrosion Technicians. Corrosion Technology is a stable occupa on and a rapidly growing field as a result of crumbling infrastructure, reliance on energy, and many corrosion technicians nearing re rement. LEARN TODAY. LEAD TOMORROW. Voca onal/Technical Degrees Welding, Agribusiness & Many More Workforce Training/Con nuing Educa on Online Courses—Over 75 Every Semester General Educa on 406-377-9400 CORROSION TECHNOLOGY By: CHRIS BISCHOF After a contentious campaign and a stunning victory in November, the new president has showed no signs of changing his ways. No Mr. Nice Guy is likely to emerge. He promised to shake things up in Washington, and he is delivering. To his supporters that's good news. Great news. To his opponents, he is the lightning rod for every imaginable grievance. For those of us connected to the energy industry, we believe he's on the right track. He immediately signed executive orders allow- ing the comple- tion of the Key- stone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. But there's more to come. His America First plan states "The administration is committed to en- ergy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil." His plan recognizes the flaws of previous administrations, "For too long, we've been held back by burdensome regulations on our ener- gy industry…. President Trump is committed to eliminating harm- ful and unnecessary policies…" The president understands the magnitude of recent developments in energy. The White House website states, "…the administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosper- ity to millions of Americans…the administration is also committed to clean coal technology, and to reviving America's coal industry…" Thus, his approach to energy will go a long way toward re- ducing our reliance of oil imported from nations hostile to everything the US represents. The energy revolution resulting from hydraulic fracturing in the US has had a global impact. It has stripped OPEC of its pricing power. OPEC nations now face the likelihood of a future with oil prices too low to support their internal social welfare spending programs of the last few PRESIDENT TRUMP OFF TO THE RACES! The First 10 Days ➤ continued, pg 10 "For too long, we've been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry…. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies…"

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