What Can 24 States Gain from Offshore Drilling?


Posted by Brian M Johnson on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010, 11:07 AM PERMALINK


With many states facing soaring deficits and double digit unemployment, Americans for Tax Reform continues to urge President Obama, Congress, and state elected officials to look toward energy exploration and production to create jobs, decrease the cost of energy and increase our domestic supply.

The below chart illustrates how 24 optimally situated states would benefit from full development of offshore energy reserves.

 State Increased Output (GSP)     Jobs Created
Alabama $20,873,419 80
Alaska $3,287,291,886 11,242
California $11,589,928,285 37,312
Connecticut    $213,207,691 812
Delaware $79,451,918 245

Click  here for the PDF document that shows all 24 states.

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