FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2015
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our Energy Moment (OEM), a diverse group of business, civic and economic development organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the many benefits of expanded markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG), is pleased to announce that Vital for Colorado has joined its growing coalition in the Rocky Mountain region.
“We are excited to welcome Vital for Colorado to the OEM coalition. LNG exports are critical to helping states like Colorado realize their economic potential by creating thousands of good paying jobs,” said Andrew Ware, an OEM spokesperson. “The support of organizations like Vital for Colorado helps ensure that we don’t miss this historic opportunity.”
Vital for Colorado is a bipartisan coalition of business and community leaders helping promote the benefits of responsible energy development to Colorado’s economy. To date, over 35,000 residents and organizations have signed Vital for Colorado’s seven-point pledge supporting sensible energy regulation in Colorado.
“Vital for Colorado and Our Energy Moment share similar missions to promote the strong economic impacts realized by a thriving energy sector,” said Peter Moore, President and CEO of Vital for Colorado. “Colorado’s energy industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and expanding markets through LNG exports will bring additional opportunities to our state economy.”
Vital for Colorado joins a diverse coalition in the Rocky Mountain region that is helping raise awareness of the economic benefits that LNG exports will create for residents. According to a report by ICF International, up to 11,000 new jobs and $1.8 billion in economic impacts will be created in Colorado by 2035 due to future LNG exports.
Other OEM Rocky Mountain members include the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, the Colorado Business Roundtable, Colorado Concern, the Colorado Competitive Council, the Colorado Petroleum Association, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, and the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association. OEM launched the Rocky Mountain chapter of OEM in May 2015.
To learn more about domestic and geopolitical benefits of U.S. LNG exports, click here.