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Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 22, 2014

Be Thankful on Earth Day for Oil and Gas

Forbes: Today is Earth Day, the annual celebration of Mother Earth and all she provides to us.

So I just wanted to spend a few moments and words here urging you all to take time out of your busy days to thank Mother Earth for the following:

  • Thank Mother Earth for giving us the natural gas that heats millions of our homes, provides many gigawatts of abundant and affordable electricity, and cooks billions of meals around the planet each and every day;

  • Thank Mother Earth for the gasoline that powers your automobiles, the jet fuel that enables millions of Americans to travel to other cities, states and countries at a moment’s notice, the butane and propane that fuel millions of homes and outdoor grills, and the oil that lubricates the engines that power the world;

  • Thank Mother Earth for the natural gas that provides feedstock for the fertilizers that enable the world’s farmers to feed more than 7 billion human  beings on a daily basis;

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Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.