Cain was asked how to increase domestic oil production and his response was that there are too many environmental regulations on energy companies, and that some need to be eliminated. His solution is appointing people from the energy companies to tell him which EPA rules need to go.
The Daily Kos posted the following statement from the presidential hopeful:
The EPA is the biggest barrier to more permits, more drilling, more shale oil production. So I’m going to have a regulatory reduction commission that I’m going to appoint that’s going to go in and determine how we make things move faster. Some regulations we need. I’m not anti-regulation. I’m just anti-too much regulation. And the people on this commission are going to be people who know something about coal, oil, shale oil, natural gas, and they will be people whose businesses or individuals who have been abused by the EPA. If you’ve been abused by the EPA like Shell Oil, I’m going to ask the CEO of Shell Oil would he like to be on this commission, and give me some recommendations. The people closest to the problem are the ones who can solve the problem.
So, basically he's saying the oil companies should also do double duty as environmentalists. Sure, like that will go well...*glares at BP.*