Secretary Jewell Visits North Dakota’s Bakken Region
DICKINSON, N.D. – Underscoring the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy and comprehensive Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell concluded her two-day trip to North Dakota today by praising federal, state and local partnerships that are facilitating safe and responsible oil and gas development in the Bakken Formation.Flashback: Climate Change ‘Deniers’ Not Welcome at Interior – Secy. Jewell
"The Bakken boom is a perfect example of how new and improved technology is allowing industry to tap previously inaccessible or unknown energy resources to create jobs, decrease our dependence on foreign oil, and grow our economy. As drilling methods and technologies advance, we have an obligation to ensure that energy production is happening in a safe and responsible way for the environment and for communities," said Jewell. "Working hand in hand with industry, we have an opportunity to use innovative technologies to capture natural gas to power more homes with cleaner American-made energy, while reducing methane emissions and cutting carbon pollution."
...Jewell also noted energy produced from all Interior lands in FY 2012 contributed $230 billion to the U.S. economy and supported 1.2 million jobs. That production included 626 million barrels of crude oil, 5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 460 million tons of coal