President of the United States, Barack Obama has used his State of the Union address to emphasise the economic and environmental benefits of the country’s thriving natural gas industry.
President Obama noted the importance of balancing the employment and the energy security the industry can provide with the need for strong regulation to protect air and water quality.
“If extracted safely, natural gas is the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change,” President Obama said.
“My administration will keep working with the industry to sustain production and jobs growth while strengthening protection of our air, our water, our communities. And while we're at it, I'll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations.”
January 28, 2014
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