API CEO calls on Obama to support U.S. energy industry at Lake Tahoe Summit

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American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard recently spoke at the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, highlighting how the United States’ renewed energy production has made the country an industry leader, with an eye toward environmental health.
 
“Our nation is leading the world in the production of oil and natural gas, and in the reduction of carbon emissions, which are near 20-year lows," Gerard said. "It’s important to note that we are second to none in both. This reduction in carbon emissions is not driven by government regulation or international treaty, but by U.S. ingenuity and the power of the marketplace to drive change,”
 
President Obama also delivered remarks at the summit, during which he detailed his efforts to combat climate change throughout his presidency, and Gerard called on him to support the U.S. energy industry
 
“President Obama’s legacy on the environment has yet to be written,” Gerard said. “In his last few months in office, the president has an opportunity to promote, not restrict, American energy production.”

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