DENVER - Today, Western Energy Alliance responded to the House Natural Resources Committee Democrats’ forum on “President Trump’s Oil and Gas Industry Favoritism During the Government Shutdown.”
“Just because the government is shut down doesn’t mean private-sector economic activity grinds to a halt,” said Kathleen Sgamma, president of Western Energy Alliance. “Prior-approved production of oil and natural gas on non-park, non-wilderness public lands continues to provide Americans with the energy they need to heat their homes, get to school and work, and keep the lights on.
DENVER – A proposal by lawmakers in Congress to end fossil fuel use in 12 years with the “Green New Deal” ignores the leading role of natural gas in reducing carbon emissions, according to Western Energy Alliance. Use of natural gas in electricity generation has done more to reduce emissions than wind and solar energy.