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A New Campaign Highlights the Specific Benefits of America's 'Energy Revolution' to Wisconsin

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Statement from Wisconsin Petroleum Council Executive Director Erin Roth in:
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(ROTH):
"'A-P-I' AND THE 'WISCONSIN PETROLEUM COUNCIL' ARE LAUNCHING A NEW CAMPAIGN THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE NATURAL-GAS- AND OIL-INDUSTRY'S LEADERSHIP IN REDUCING EMISSIONS TO RECORD-LOW LEVELS; IT ALSO CALLS FOR COMMON GROUND IN THE ENERGY-DEBATE, BOTH IN 20-20 AND BEYOND.  ENERGY IS INTEGRAL TO WISCONSIN'S ECONOMY--AND TO ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS:  STATEWIDE, OUR INDUSTRY SUPPORTS NEARLY 100-THOUSAND JOBS--ALONG WITH ABOUT FIVE-BILLION DOLLARS IN WAGES, AND NEARLY EIGHT-AND-A-HALF-BILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC-ACTIVITY, EACH YEAR.  WHAT'S MORE, INNOVATIONS IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING THAT HAVE UNLOCKED ENERGY-RICH SHALE-RESERVES, ALL OVER THE NATION, HAVE ALSO INCREASED DEMAND FOR SAND FROM WESTERN WISCONSIN--WHICH IS SOME OF THE BEST TO USE IN FRACKING.  NATURAL GAS AND OIL ARE ECONOMICALLY EMPOWERING--WELL BEYOND THE INDUSTRY ITSELF.  THIS INCLUDES: AS FUEL FOR TRANSPORTATION OR POWER-GENERATION; AS A COMPONENT IN MATERIALS THAT MAKE AMERICANS' LIVES MORE COMFORTABLE; AND AS BUILDING-BLOCKS FOR MANUFACTURING-PROCESSES.  THEY'RE THE LEADING ENERGY-SOURCES THAT DRIVE THE 21ST-CENTURY ECONOMY."

Mr. Roth is also the executive director of the Minnesota Petroleum Council.



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