Washington, D.C. – The United States’ emergence as the world’s largest and most environmentally responsible producer of oil and natural gas is acting as a defense against the latest attempts by foreign nations to manipulate the price of oil and gas, Consumer Energy Alliance’s President David Holt said in the following statement:
“The current battle over international oil prices is effectively demonstrating why our energy independence is a game-changing force for American families, farmers and businesses. For decades, American consumers have been at the mercy of these kinds of market manipulations. Still, thanks to our current pro-growth trajectory that favors sensible, reliable and environmentally responsible oil and gas production, we no longer have to fear the financial impact of decisions made in foreign and often unfriendly capitals.”
“Consumer Energy Alliance has long argued that the American energy revolution is a win for all consumers and the environment. Without the advent of the U.S. shale revolution, we’d be stuck facing the specter of oil embargoes and lines at the gas pump, and wouldn’t be able to tell the world our unparalleled story of environmental improvement and stewardship. Even at a time of record oil and gas production, the U.S. leads the world in emissions reductions on an absolute basis.”
“We’re confident that this energy revolution will stand us in good stead as we weather the global volatility, and demonstrate why energy production and environmental stewardship must go hand-in-hand.”
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading consumer advocate for energy, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households and businesses across the country. CEA works daily to encourage people across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our energy needs. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.