Economy needs boost from natural gas drilling

05/13/2013 | Bloomberg BNA (subscription required)

Natural gas drilling is set to provide a needed boost to Michigan and the overall U.S. economy, according to this article. "We believe the energy sector can help solidify economic growth and revitalize the labor movement," said Terry O'Sullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of North America. "Unless stunted by overregulation or blocked by environmental extremists, production of natural gas and North American oil will rapidly increase, as will job creation," O'Sullivan said.

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