Did you know? Employment in upsteam oil and #natgas activities increased by more than 60% between 2001 and 2011 #EnergyWorksForUS
America is poised to become a global energy powerhouse. With the right policy framework, the energy sector can create even more jobs, generate much needed federal and state revenue, and move the nation toward greater energy self reliance, thus improving our competitiveness and national security.
To take full advantage of America’s opportunity, we must allow greater access to our oil and gas resources, recognize the important role of coal in our economy and work to make it cleaner, and develop and deploy advanced technologies, including alternative energy sources, nuclear energy, and energy efficiency. Developing a competitive energy workforce, streamlining the permitting process for energy infrastructure projects, and resisting regulations that burden the economy and threaten the reliability of our electricity supply are also necessary if America is to fulfill its energy potential.
The Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy recently launched its new, comprehensive plan to make Energy Work for US. Learn more at EnergyWorksForUS.com.
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