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The energy to power America or climate solutions?

We don’t have to choose.

By collaborating with experts across the country, we’re creating new ways to achieve both.

Creating true progress requires embracing the goals that unite us.

Creating climate solutions and essential energy — it's not either/or. America leads the world in producing affordable, reliable energy while reducing CO2 emission levels. And we can accomplish even more together.

A brighter future for America

  • The U.S. is a world leader in reducing CO2 emissions since 2000.


    • U.S. carbon emission levels have reached generational lows.

    • As the country’s leading energy source, natural gas has contributed to both cleaner air and lower costs for Americans everywhere.

  • American net energy imports are at record lows.


    • The U.S. imported 1/3 less energy in 2019 compared to 2007.

    • In 2019 – for the first time since the 1950s – the U.S. produced more energy than it consumed, strengthening our domestic economy and America’s position on the global stage.

  • Cleaner, more affordable energy is making a difference.


    • In 2019, natural gas was the source of 38% of electricity generation in the U.S., making it the leading energy source, ahead of coal, nuclear, hydro, solar and wind power.

    • Exports of American natural gas fuels are helping reduce carbon dioxide levels and deliver health benefits associated with cleaner air in countries around the world.

  • Investing in technology is investing in the environment.


    • Natural gas and oil companies are investing in technology that protects the environment, minimizes the risks faced by workers, and more.

    • Carbon capture is a key technology helping oil and gas companies reduce carbon emissions while continuing to meet America’s energy needs.

  • Surprising partnerships lead to innovation.


    • We’re reducing methane in collaboration with Colorado State University.

    • We’re working with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to protect rare species in New Mexico and Texas.

Creating climate solutions and essential energy — it’s not either / or.

America’s natural gas and oil companies can help our country balance its social, economic and infrastructure demands with the pressing need to tackle climate change.

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