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US voters oppose energy policies that raise costs for consumers

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API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement in response to remarks by Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.

“Increasing the production of our nation’s oil and natural gas resources is vital to our nation’s economic and national security and that of our allies,” said Gerard. “American energy provides stability in the global energy market and ensures the economic opportunity and prosperity for our nation for many years to come.”

A recent poll found that 77% of voters, including 94% (R), 73% (I), and 64% (D), strongly support increased production of oil and natural gas resources located here in the US and 69% of voters, including 86% (R), 69% (I), and 57% (D), are more likely to support candidates who want to produce more of our domestic oil and natural gas resources. The same poll found that 71% of voters, including 83% (R), 67% (I), and 60% (D), oppose legislation that could potentially raise energy costs on the American consumer.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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