US oil and gas industry the world's 'most important environmental movement,' energy exec says
Oil industry ‘most important environmental movement in the world,’ Mike Sommers says
The American Petroleum Institute CEO says the U.S. needs to continue to produce oil and gas because the country is going to need the sources for decades to come.
President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute Mike Sommers praised the U.S. oil and gas industry as the world's "most important" environmental movement, Friday, arguing on "Mornings with Maria" that the country needs an administration that can "continue to support" the energy industry.
MIKE SOMMERS: Well, let me say something that might be controversial to some. I think that the most important environmental movement in the world is the American oil and gas industry. It is the reason why we've been able to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the last decade because we've been able to discover more natural gas. And natural gas was able to compete with coal as the primary source of power in the United States. And as you said, natural gas is 50% more clean than coal.
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