Manufacturing Success Depends on American Energy

Administration’s Leasing Plan Effectively Closes Major Development

Washington, D.C., March 15, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement after the release of the Department of the Interior’s Offshore Leasing Plan:

“For manufacturing to succeed, access to reliable and affordable energy is essential. Although our oil and natural gas production has been a boon for manufacturing growth and productivity in recent years, this misguided plan has the opposite effect, hurting our competitiveness, the ability to create jobs and economic growth. By prematurely locking up large areas of resources from both research and development, despite bipartisan support from communities and states for offshore development, this administration is forfeiting our success. Manufacturers use one-third of our nation’s energy. We need a president who will commit to developing our resources, benefiting Americans and manufacturing, and not an administration that caves to extremists.”

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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