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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 13, 2016

There’s a candidate in the 2016 campaign that’s a true unifier, a candidate reflecting the views of an overwhelming number of Americans and one that’s capable of being a sturdy bridge between Washington’s partisan interests:

Energy.

As the 2016 general election campaign season approaches, API this week unveiled its energy policy recommendations for the platform-writing committees of the Democratic and Republican parties. More on these below.

First, let’s focus on the United States’ current energy reality and the once-in-a-generation opportunity the U.S. energy revolution is providing for security and prosperity, which API President and CEO Jack Gerard described as the context for industry’s platform report during a briefing and discussion event in Washington.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 3, 2015

API assembled a great panel of election/campaign experts to discuss how Election 2016 is shaping up and which issues will be salient when Americans vote a year from now. As for predicting the key issues 12 months into the future, the experts said what honest experts say: Who knows for sure? Yet, Public Opinion Strategies’ Glen Bolger no doubt was in the ballpark:

“I don’t think any one issue is going to dominate the election. … You’re going to have a number of different issues debated: foreign policy and national security being up there, the economy and jobs … Energy certainly can play a role in that, just given that it is a component of jobs and the economy. It’s a component of our national security, it’s a component of our foreign policy. I think energy will be an issue, but the question is how big.”

Great point. Energy and advancing the right policies for American energy certainly run through a number of the things Americans say they care about most: jobs, a thriving economy and safety for themselves and their families. That’s what comes through the results of a new Harris Poll of 2,800 registered voters: energy, energy, energy.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 5, 2014

As the political parties sort through the results of this week’s mid-term congressional elections, let’s hope neither misses the unmistakable, bipartisan support from the American people for the ongoing energy revolution in this country. In their votes and in data from new election-night public opinion polling, it’s clear Americans see energy policy as a uniting point that can help break Washington gridlock while continuing to revitalize the country’s economy.

These topics and more came up during a conference call API President and CEO Jack Gerard conducted with reporters in the election’s aftermath. According to Gerard, the overarching lesson from Tuesday’s vote: Energy wins. Gerard:

“We need elected leaders who understand what’s at stake and who are willing to set aside outdated assumptions and partisan talking points to work together on safe, responsible and fact-based energy policy. In that regard, we hope that President Obama will take this opportunity to work with the new Congress on smart energy policies that grow our nation’s still shaky economy, create well-paying jobs and maintain our nation’s global energy leadership.”

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 8, 2012

A big winner in the recent election: Energy. Both presidential candidates voiced supported for domestic oil and natural gas development, and President Obama’s re-election was based, in part, on his commitment to American oil and gas.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 7, 2012

What to expect on energy in a second Obama term? Reuters has a pair of analyses, here and here, predicting tougher federal regulation of oil and natural gas, new restrictions on natural gas production and use, continued tight access to reserves on federal lands and waters and a renewed push for higher taxes on energy companies.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 5, 2012

CNBC’s “Squawk Box” has this interview with former GE Chairman Jack Welch in which he discusses the impact regulation could have on U.S. energy development and the economy – central themes in the 2012 election

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