By Ben Geman - 01/07/10 06:25 PM EST
“Why do policy-makers within the administration deny the connection between your so-called American energy ‘kings of the world’ and the millions of American jobs they provide? The companies affected by these reforms are not global corporate conglomerates. Rather, they are smaller, independent producers that drill 90 percent of the wells in the U.S. struggling to stay alive in this dwindling economy,” writes Boren, a conservative Democrat and ally of oil and natural gas producers.
“To these companies, and the people behind them whose blood, sweat, and tears have helped to build this country, statements such as your ‘kings of the world’ comment are a profound affront,” he added.