Manufacturers: Shale Gas Can Drive Economic Growth and Job Creation

Development of Badly Needed Resource Would Be a Game Changer

“President Obama's Executive Order is a step toward national recognition that shale is a game changer. As the consumers of one-third of our nation’s energy supply, manufacturers know that shale gas is a critical part in formulating an ‘all of the above’ energy policy.

We welcome a ‘one stop shop’ for research and information to promote the development of this badly needed resource and are pleased that there will be discussion and input on regulatory policy across agencies  Manufacturers also appreciate that the Executive Order recognizes that the states, who know the shale gas issue best, are the primary regulators of these policies.

The development of shale gas has the potential to drive economic growth and create one million manufacturing jobs. The NAM looks forward to providing input to the working group to ensure that manufacturers and our nation’s energy needs are well represented.”

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