In a speech at the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday, the former Utah governor called for the breaking up of oil’s “monopoly as a transportation fuel,” Politico reports.
“We cannot simply drill our way to energy security; we also need to use the power of the marketplace,” Huntsman said. He demanded the creation of a “truly level playing field for competing fuels.”
Huntsman then called for the FTC and Senate Judiciary Committtee to investigate the nation’s fuel distribution system.
He wasn’t done yet, promising to “systematically begin to eliminate every subsidy for energy companies, whether it be oil, natural gas, wind or solar. Under my presidency, the United States will get out of the subsidy business.”
He concluded, that if necessary, he would use his “executive authority to act unilaterally.”