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The White House’s Natural Gas/Manufacturing Connection

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 12, 2012

From where we sit, a new White House report that gives substantial credit to natural gas production for recent growth in U.S. manufacturing looks pretty darn good. In this economy, lots of Americans surely would agree.

The report, “Investing in America: Building an Economy That Lasts,” notes the loss of 3 million manufacturing jobs from 2001-2007 – but then the addition of 334,000 of those jobs the past two years. That second number is due in no small part to the production of natural gas from shale through hydraulic fracturing. The White House:

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