Watching Government: Obama's remarks delight Durbin

Martin J. Durbin clearly was enthusiastic as he began to address the American Gas Association's May 30 Natural Gas Roundtable luncheon, starting with what US President Barack Obama had said a day earlier in Chicago. "We know that energy is what makes an economy go," the president said at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event in Chicago on May 29. "And the great news, here in America, is that by 2020 we'll be a net exporter of natural gas. "We will over the next couple of decades have the capacity to be energy independent for the first time, [an] incredible change," he continued. "It will change geopolitics for generations to come, and it frees o...

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