Obama Urges America to Get a Plan
This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy - a strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs.
Speaking to a standing-room-only audience that included Members of both the House and the Senate as well as the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the President singled out America’s abundant natural gas reserves as the cornerstone of such a plan, one that will generate much needed jobs as well as decrease the country’s dependence on foreign oil.
We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly one hundred years, and my Administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy. Experts believe this will support more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade.
The President also pointed out several other crucial benefits to developing America’s abundant supplies of domestic natural gas. First of all, it’s a cleaner burning fuel that’s better for the environment. And, second, it can power cars as well as heavy-duty trucks.
The development of natural gas will create jobs and power trucks and factories that are cleaner and cheaper, proving that we don’t have to choose between our environment and our economy.
Read the State of the Union address HERE.