Smart energy policies have enabled small businesses and manufacturers across Louisiana to operate more cost-effectively and have contributed to increased disposable income for families according to CEA’s Kaitlin Schmidtke.

To maintain and expand this advantage, policymakers must continue to take steps to secure our long-term energy and economic security. This includes supporting pipelines — statistically, the safest and most efficient way to move energy — and the federal government’s proposal to expand oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico, which could generate nearly 24,000 jobs, almost $2.2 billion in annual GDP and over $1.4 billion in revenue for coastal projects.

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