Oil and Gas is a Partner — Not Adversary — in Meeting Our Economic and Environmental Goals


The majority of the news this week is on the Supreme Court talking about if oil and gas is a partner. There are a number of energy and environmental actions under discussion in the legislative branch. The Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works legislative hearing on Chairman John Barrasso’s (R-Wyo.). “The Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2020”, and Rep. Garrett Graves (R-La.) introduction of a bill to codify much of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ’s) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rulemaking.

These legislative actions are crucial because they recognize that our nation needs affordable, reliable energy and modern infrastructure to rebuild our economy, grow our workforce, and lead the world’s transition to a lower carbon future.

There is an inextricable link between a healthy and robust economy and a reliable and affordable energy source. Real, lasting climate solutions are driven by innovation and technological breakthroughs that enhance our way of life and reduce emissions.

That’s the message that we plan to deliver this week. This is as men and women of the oil and gas industry will virtually meet with congressional offices. Energy is not a partisan issue.

Economically, the U.S. Shale industry is credited with driving 10 percent of U.S. GDP growth from 2010-2015 — a time that was vital to our ability to emerge from the housing crisis and last recession. We also provide good-paying American jobs – about 1 million direct upstream onshore jobs.

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Source: The Hill

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