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It would be a shame for politics to give back progress on energy independence

American energy independence was the topic of a recent webinar in which U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Selinsgrove, and House Whip Stephen Scalise, R-Louisiana, spoke with George Stark, executive director of public relations for Cabot Oil and Gas.

Among the topics was the benefits of maintaining domestic oil companies, something we support.

We have witnessed the benefits of the natural gas industry here in Pennsylvania.

This industry has provided good-paying jobs and produced lower energy costs with the advent of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.

Keller’s office provided statistics that show 300,000 jobs in the state’s energy sector, which pays more than $23 billion in wages and contributes $45 billion to the state’s economy.

What’s more, it has saved the average household $1,100 in energy costs.None of these statistics should be taken for granted.The ability to extract natural gas from shale in American land has vastly reduced our dependence on foreign energy sources.American standards, modern technology and the watchful eye of environmental agencies have ensured a safer and cleaner energy industry.On the other hand, we believe government intrusion that shuts down operations does more harm than good. We were disheartened when President Joe Biden halted construction of the Keystone pipeline and other […]

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