Rep. Green Joins Natural Gas Caucus’ Official Launch; Hearing on “State of U.S. Natural Gas Today”
October 21, 2009
Washington, DC -
Rep. Gene Green joined fellow Members today to officially launch the House Natural Gas Caucus at a hearing to discuss the “State of U.S. Natural Gas Today.”
Today’s hearing included testimony from several leading industry experts, business officials, and legislators – each with a unique focus on one or more aspects of the natural gas industry, the benefits of natural gas, and recent legislation introduced to enhance its place in our domestic energy industry.
“I am pleased to work with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to continue to promote clean burning natural gas and strengthen our national energy security. America has abundant supplies of natural gas and we must retain these high-paying jobs to improve our economy and reduce our emissions,” Green said.
“I applaud Congressman Gene Green and the members of the House Natural Gas Caucus for promoting the use of natural gas to achieve greater energy independence for America. I look forward to working with them on expanding the many uses of this American resource. We’ve got to get off foreign oil, and the only immediately available transportation fuel that can replace it is natural gas,” said T. Boone Pickens.
The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus was formed as a bipartisan effort to promote awareness of an abundant, low emission energy source. The caucus consists of members of Congress dedicated to championing the use of clean, plentiful, domestic natural gas. They are committed to informing and educating Members of Congress, and the American people about the clean-burning domestic fuel. By promoting the use of natural gas, America will benefit from cleaner modes of transportation and energy generation, creating a cleaner environment and millions of new American jobs. The Caucus will be focused on discovering environmentally-friendly ways to produce natural gas and explore the ways natural gas can help meet the country’s energy needs while leading us towards an independent energy future.
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