American voters have spoken, energy won the 2016 election: API
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- API President and ceo Jack Gerard said american voters of all political stripes in agreement that the country wants strong energy leadership to create jobs, lower fuel prices for shoppers, enhance energy security and lower emissions. in a press call with reporters, Gerard discovered the results of an API actual voter poll conducted on election night.
“Eighty p.c of voters support enhanced development of U.S. oil and natural gas resources together with seventy one of Democrats, 94 of Republicans and 76 of Independents,” said Gerard. “Voters need a Congress and administration that works for his or her interests. And even as there's bipartisan voter support for energy priorities, there's an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats in Congress to work toward pro-development policies that offer economic process, job creation and energy security.
“With the oil and natural gas industry facing 145 rules or alternative policy-setting activities that might discourage production, preventing regulatory overreach ought to be a high priority. a mix of industry innovation, market forces and existing standards have proved effective for keeping hydraulic fracturing safe and reducing emissions of ozone, methane and carbon. In fact, the U.S. leads the world in reduction of carbon emissions, with clean-burning natural gas driving emissions within the power sector to 25-year lows.
“Seventy-seven p.c of voters say they support a national energy policy that ensures a secure provide of abundant, reasonable and out there energy for the american folks in an environmentally responsible manner. That description serves each as an honest outline of what the american energy revolution is accomplishing and as a guiding principle for ensuing administration’s energy policy. we look forward to operating with the new Congress and also the Trump administration to implement voters’ energy priorities and maintain America’s world energy leadership.”
Other poll results:
• 81 support enhanced development of the country’s energy infrastructure.
• 75th expressed concern regarding government needs that might increase the number of plant product in gasoline.
• seventy two oppose higher taxes that might decrease investment in energy production and reduce energy development.
• 77 support natural gas’ role in reducing GHGs.
• 92 believe it's necessary that gasoline & diesel fuels are serving to reduce air pollution.
• 77 oppose legislation that might increase the value of domestic oil and natural gas operations and so probably drive up shopper prices.