By The Advocate
The Picayune Item
BATON ROUGE, La. —
With the revolution in energy production from fracking and horizontal drilling, the United States is reaping vast benefits. But we could do better, with politics preventing the expansion of drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
For Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the good news in energy production was a theme of his talk to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Unconventional oil plays and shale drilling have directly provided or indirectly supported about 80,000 jobs and created billions in economic activity, Donohue said.
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