COMMENT LET'S NOT GIVE UP ON AMERICAN JOBS
Charles J. DiBona President American Petroleum Institute Washington, D.C. In this election year, the cutting issue for the American public is jobs. There has been lots of rhetoric, but the question persists: Is Congress serious about stimulating employment? Not from anything that hundreds of thousands of American petroleum workers can see. Half of the 900,000 jobs that existed in the U.S. oil and gas extraction and refining industries just 10 years ago no longer exist.