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Ohio Summit: Talking Energy, Jobs

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 2, 2012

Editor’s note, 5/3: The event has concluded; see below for the archived videos.

There’s not a better venue for a high-level discussion of energy, jobs and economic growth than Ohio, where energy-driven expectations are soaring – given the growth from shale development in neighboring Pennsylvania and accelerating work in Ohio’s own Utica Shale play. Thus, today’s “Ohio Energy Jobs Summit” is well located.

Hosted by The Hill newspaper and sponsored by the Coalition for American Jobs, the summit has an array of speakers and panelists scheduled including Gov. John Kasich, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio and API President and CEO Jack Gerard.

Ohio voters certainly have strong expectations for shale exploration and development. A Quinnipiac poll in January showed they overwhelmingly believe that shale = jobs. The survey also showed that most believe the economic benefits from energy development outweigh other concerns.

The half-day discussion from Ohio begins at 9 a.m. You can watch via webcast, here:


You’re also welcome to join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag, #energyjobssummit.


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.