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The Costs Of A Fracking Ban


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WASHINGTON, February 19, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a new video ahead of tonight’s Democratic presidential debate that addresses what supporters of a fracking ban won’t – it’s devastating cost to America.

API’s ‘supercut’ video features voices like Christiane Amanpour and former Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, among others, who lay bare the destructive impacts of eliminating millions of jobs that so many families depend on.

“Fracking has been one of the most important technological advancements in American history, and banning it would erase a generation of American progress. A fracking ban would leave working families behind, cost millions of jobs, and deliver a major win to countries like Russia. Presidential candidates who stand with American workers must stand against a ban on fracking,” API’s Director of Communications Ben Marter said.


API represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.9 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

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