Energy Nation's Energy2016

Last year our industry lost over 250,000 jobs and the Obama administration continues to block opportunities to create thousands of jobs and bring much need revenue to our communities.

In 2016 it is up to us to tell our candidates for elected office that they must have an honest conversation the role of American oil and natural gas in our future or they will lose our vote.

Right now, politicians aren’t having an honest conversation about energy. Many of them talk about the need for solutions to climate change, but they conveniently forget that our industry is already leading the way. When they tout solar panels and wind mills, they don’t mention that we need petroleum to produce them, or gas to power them when conditions aren’t ideal.  It’s up to industry members like you to hold them accountable. 

In 2016, members of America’s oil and gas industry need to band together to Vote4Energy and elect candidates who will support:

  • American Energy Leadership—Our nation must continue to lead the word in emissions reductions by increasing the production and use of natural gas.
  • Energy Infrastructure—Decisions on infrastructure projects—such as the Keystone XL pipeline—must be driven by common sense, economic need, and sound science, not ideology.
  • Ending Failed Policies—We need to put an end failed energy policies, such as the Renewable Fuel Standard, a regulation designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions that actually increases them.
  • Expanded Offshore Access—Instead of limiting access to our offshore resources like President Obama has done, we need leaders who will expand access to offshore areas for oil and natural gas development.

The bottom line: America’s oil and gas industry needs to demand that our leaders support strong energy policies. Oil and natural gas development plays a crucial role in creating jobs, growing the economy, reducing costs, and making our nation more secure. We have to let our candidates know they will lose our vote if they are not willing to face this reality.