WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined thousands of other Americans in supporting the message of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), which is currently promoting affordable energy and manufacturing jobs in a nation-wide bus tour through major energy producing states. Stooping to sign his name on the AEA Products and Power bus, Sen. Tester encouraged AEA to “keep up the great work.” Tester’s name is now added alongside other leaders, including Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, Rep. Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the seat of retiring New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman, Montana State Senator Jason Priest, and New Mexico State Senator Gay Kernan.
“The American Energy Alliance welcomes Sen. Tester’s support of our effort to educate the American people about the promise of our affordable domestic energy sources. Montana’s oil and natural gas industries currently employ more than 40,000 residents, and the state is in the middle of a proposed path for the Keystone XL pipeline that President Obama’s policies have halted. The state is also home to more than a quarter of the country’s estimated coal reserves, which despite the EPA’s efforts to kill the coal industry keep thousands of Montanans employed and have made the state’s electricity prices about 25 percent lower than the national average,” AEA Director of Communications Benjamin Cole noted.
“Affordable energy should not be a partisan issue. Next week, as we take the American Products and Power bus tour to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, I am proud that Jon Tester’s name will remain prominently displayed on our 45 foot, 51,000lb, 6mpg diesel-running bus.”
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