Americans could achieve energy independence by around 2022 under Donald Trump’s plans to unleash what oil billionaire Harold Hamm told CNBC is the potential that President Barack Obama has thwarted with a “tsunami of regulations.”

 “Hillary Clinton wants to follow on with President Obama and basically discount what’s been given with this American [energy] renaissance,” said Hamm, an advisor to the Trump campaign on energy policy.

Hamm, chairman and CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources, on Friday told “Squawk on the Street” that he originally thought U.S. energy independence could be reached by 2020. “It’s probably been delayed by a couple of years,” with the collapse in oil prices, he predicted.

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