18 percent of AAPG members are women, up from 10 percent in 2006.
On April 8, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities.” The subcommittee chairman, Doug Lamborn, noted that his committee has advocated for the job growth that comes from a pro-growth policy for domestic energy, and wanted to highlight the opportunities for underrepresented segments of the population, women and minorities, if the U.S. energetically develops its oil and gas resources.
Let’s look at the data without spending too long analyzing the motives of the committee.
The first witness was Ms. Julie Gressley, Consultant, Economic Impact Analysis at IHS Economics. …