US Chamber urges Congress, Obama to take positive energy steps

09/12/2011
US Chamber of Commerce Pres. Thomas J. Donahue urged Congress and US President Barack Obama to open more offshore areas to oil and gas leasing and development, expand access to onshore federal lands, promote more US natural gas development, and approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada as one of six immediate actions to create more US jobs. "Let American energy workers and businesses responsibly develop all sources of domestic energy immediately," he recommended in a Sept. 6 letter to Obama and US House and Senate members. "This will not only create jobs but will generate new government revenue, protect our energy security, and release us from the grip of some u...
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