American Energy is Needed Now More Than Ever, Initiative Launches with Website in Support of USA Energy Workers

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AmericanEnergy–USA energy workers now have a website that tells their story and offers an online gathering place for some 3.1 million energy workers, their families, and friends, across the country. The website,, launched as part of an initiative to celebrate and elevate the energy worker as well as inform and educate the public about their critical contributions to America.

“The men and women of our country who wear steel-toed boots and hard hats have helped each generation of Americans overcome many challenges,” described Scott Angelle, former Louisiana Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Natural Resources, and the Nation’s longest serving Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). “Let’s bet on the American worker. They remain undefeated.”

U.S. Department of Energy research shows that in 2020, there were 3.1 million Americans working in the fuels, electric power generation and transmission, distribution, and storage sectors. Through U.S. energy workers’ dedication and tremendous contributions, America has been energized for generations. Without U.S. energy workers and domestic energy development, America would not have developed into the world’s foremost economic superpower with the ability to withstand foreign energy price shocks. features a petition for U.S. energy workers to join together and call for national, state and local governments to work in collaboration with the private sector to develop sensible policies that energize our country, from both traditional and renewable resources, without wrecking our economy through skyrocketing inflation. A “My Story” portal offers an opportunity for U.S. energy workers to share a snapshot of their participation and appreciation of nature, clean air and clean water, green grass, a walk in the park, an afternoon on the lake or beach, bird watching or their favorite nature activity. “I am confident U.S. energy workers value nature as much as any other group of Americans do,” said Angelle.

The Balancing the 3Es™ page highlights the effort to raise awareness of the necessity of balancing the three elements of a healthy energy policy for the country. Each element – environment, energy and economy needs to be considered as part of the solution. Balancing the 3Es™ was introduced at an Earth Day event, April 22, 2021, in Lafayette, La.

“I am quite pleased that Scott is bringing a focus on the value of our U.S. energy workers,” stated Chett Chiasson, Executive Director, Greater Lafourche Port Commission. “I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and know-how of U.S. energy workers. This group of Americans who every day balance the 3E’s – environment, energy and economy and sustain the American way of life deserve our support.”

Introductory video narrated by Scott Angelle can be viewed at

Scott Angelle, the longest serving Director of U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, was recognized by the GAO, a nonpartisan, fact-based agency, for significant improvements in offshore safety and environmental compliance.


Eileen Angelico