Oil and Gas Workers Split Vote

A recent Reuters poll shows that U.S. oil and gas workers are contributing only slightly more to the Clinton campaign for president that the Trump campaign and are likely to split their votes on election day. The two candidates have widely different energy policies, but neither side appears to have attracted a strong following from people in the oil and gas industry. Trump calls for drastic reductions in regulations on drilling, and Clinton calls for tougher environmental protection and more use of renewable resources. Dave McCurdy, head of the American Gas Association (AGA) said, "I am moved by the disturbing nature of what I see in Trump's vision for America on trade, the economy and national security." He noted that he agreed with Clinton on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and felt natural gas would be significant in that effort. AGA has not endorsed either candidate.