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Uploaded on Jul 11, 2011
Western independent oil and natural gas producers are able to help solve some of our nation's most pressing economic and energy security challenges, but bureaucratic red tape, redundant and burdensome government regulations, and the unending specter of litigation are standing in the way. There is a pressing need to reform the management and regulation of energy development in the West if the United States is serious about increasing its own domestic energy supplies and rebuilding the economy. As quickly as technological advancement has opened the door to a century's worth of new oil and natural gas in the West, misguided government action is preventing achievement of the region's full energy potential.