U.S. natural gas and oil drivesemployment, opportunity and economic growth– even as it supports critically important保护和保存– in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, detailed in the map above. Hover over each state to see jobs associated with natural gas and oil in that state – direct jobs in industry and its supply network, as well as jobs in other sectors that are supported by the spending of industry and its employees. All are vital tonational and state economies. The conservation figures are cumulative funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) since its inception in 1965 – more than $4.4 billion in all. Revenue from offshore natural gas and oil development supplies virtually all of LWCF’s funding.