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Republicans Pitch ‘Clean’ US Oil Production at UN Climate Summit

Garret Graves

Garret Graves

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

US House Republicans made the case for more US oil production at the UN climate summit in Egypt, arguing that cleaner domestically produced crude is needed to meet growing demand. 

“If we are going to be increasing global demand of oil and gas we must ensure that the extraction, exploration and production activities are occurring in places where we have the lowest emissions per unit of energy, which is largely in the United States in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Representative Garret Graves, a Louisiana Republican. He spoke at an event on the sidelines of COP27, held by the House Conservative Climate Caucus.