Energy Secretary Steven Chu should accelerate approval procedures for liquefied natural gas efforts, according to a coalition of 17 mayors. "Our cities have a long, proud history of being involved with numerous aspects of the oil and natural gas industry," said Tulsa, Okla., Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. "It is our belief that no single source of energy will provide America with economic stability and security better than our own oil and natural gas resources."

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