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Business Roundtable’s 2012 Sustainability Report — Create, Grow, Sustain — now in its fifth year, features narratives from 126 CEOs on how their companies are leading the way with solutions to make the U.S. economy more sustainable while also driving economic growth and job creation. From sustainable supply chain and water management to energy efficiency and the use of cutting-edge technology, sustainable business practices are ingrained into the fabric of each featured company’s business practices.
John Engler, president of Business Roundtable (BRT), issued the following statement today in response to President Obama's executive order establishing a working group to coordinate federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing.
Creating jobs, driving economic growth and boosting U.S. energy security should be an easy decision for the Administration and Congress.
This important expansion of U.S.-Canadian energy infrastructure would enhance U.S. energy security. It would directly create 20,000 new jobs in the near term.
Business Roundtable today expressed disappointment that a series of common-sense, job-creating amendments to S. 1813, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, (or “Highway Bill”), were rejected by the Senate.