WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) — The leading oil and gas lobbying group in the United States called on leaders in Washington to release the reins of regulation for the sake of the nation. “It is our view that regulations that do not align with those basic and commonsense goals should be reexamined, revised or removed to make way for smarter and forward-looking energy policies,” Jack Gerard, the president and CEO at the American Petroleum Institute, said in an annual address in Washington. The incoming administration of Donald Trump has vowed to make it so the United States is no longer dependent on other countries for its natural resources. Trump, in a statement outlining his energy policies, envisions a United States that’s a net energy exporter by encouraging more onshore and offshore energy production.
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