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API: federal energy policy should reflect will of American voters

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As the Republican National Committee released its party platform, API President and CEO Jack Gerard called on party leaders to embrace what American voters want – energy policies that benefit consumers.

“Right now, our nation is leading the world in oil and natural gas production and in reducing carbon emissions, which are near 20 year lows,” said Gerard. “The American voter supports increased oil and natural gas production that could spur job creation, lower energy costs, and grow our nation’s economy and moving forward our nation’s energy policies should reflect the will of the American voter.”

A recent poll found that 77% of voters, including 94% (R), 73%(I), and 64% (D), strongly support increased production of oil and natural gas resources located in the US and 69% of voters, including 86% (R), 69% (I), and 57% (D), are more likely to support candidates who want to produce more of our domestic oil and natural gas resources. The same poll found that 71% of voters, including 83% (R), 67% (I), and 60% (D), oppose legislation that could potentially raise energy costs on the American consumer.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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