The president just gave his 5th State of the Union address. I welcomed the president’s endorsement of more US gas production and deployment, but I take offense to his suggestion that federal tax provisions producers consider essential be repealed to encourage more development of solar power and other alternatives.
It is clear from his speech that the president recognizes the role gas is playing in meeting our nation’s economic and environmental needs. As the president mentioned, there is great promise for gas in our transportation sector as trucks, trains, and cargo ships transition to this clean and abundant fuel. The 1.4 million well-paying jobs that gas development will support in 2015 can help narrow America’s income inequality.