Achieving America’s Destinyfor Enduring Prosperity for all Americans
It’s time to safely and smartly control our destinies and reassume our rightful position as a beacon for the world.
Our name stems from our faith in the American people and our nation’s ingenuity as powerful tools that, when brought together on one shared mission, can control our destinies, including America’s destiny as a global energy superpower.
The Empowerment Alliance will harness the power of American ingenuity, the tenets of our free market system, and the abundance of our nation’s natural gas supply to forge a more realistic, rational, and effective approach to energy consumption and environmental conservation than the risky tax scheme known as the “Green New Deal.”
The Empowerment Alliance’s common-sense approach will engage the American people in an open and honest dialogue about the best way to re-establish the United States as a global energy superpower.
The U.S. natural gas and oil industry is creating jobs, keeping energy prices affordable, and enhancing our energy security.
Natural Gas is American
- The natural gas industry supports 4.1 million U.S. jobs.
- The natural gas industry has provided $121 billion in savings for U.S. businesses since 2009.
- The shale revolution has reduced the U.S. energy trade deficit by 87% or $363 billion from 2008 to 2017.
Natural Gas is Abundant
- The U.S. has enough natural gas to last a century, and the potential for even more.
- Natural gas now powers over 30 percent of America’s total energy needs.
- In 2018, U.S. dry natural gas production reached 30.6 trillion cubic feet, a new record high.
Natural Gas is Clean and Affordable
- The U.S. is leading the world in lowering carbon emissions, largely because of increased use of natural gas for electric generation.
- In 2017, the surge of natural gas for power generation helped the sector reach a 30-year low for carbon dioxide emissions.
- The U.S. is enjoying its best air quality in the last half century or longer, thanks in part to increased use of natural gas.
- A March 2019 study concluded that "the drop in natural gas prices in the late 2000s, induced largely by the surge in shale gas production, averted 11,000 winter deaths per year" in the United States.
- 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and nearly 51 million American households don't earn enough to afford a basic monthly budget. Even minor changes in heating cost can dramatically affect these Americans.