Private oil, gas industry offers benefits for rural America

House Ag Committee hears from panel on oil/gas industry impact to rural America as well as role of government and regulations.

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Wednesday to examine the oil and gas industry's impact on rural America. While the committee focuses primarily on the economic impacts of agriculture, many rural communities that depend on agriculture also rely upon the economic activity generated by energy production.

The hearing allowed committee members to focus on upstream oil and gas production and the associated economic effects. Members heard from a panel of witnesses whose rur

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