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The Right Road to Clean Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) as a “historic” step forward in reducing carbon emissions from power plants. However, a closer look reveals yet another government preference for renewable power that ignores the current contributions and future potential for natural gas, nuclear and hydroelectric power.

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Environmental Expenditures Survey (2006-2015)

Expenditures covered in this report are those related to the prevention, control, abatement or elimination of environmental pollution by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry in the United States and its territories. Interested in this report or more information, contact Adebukola Adefemi at

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More Environmental Information

The members of API are dedicated to continuous efforts to improve the compatibility of their operations with the environment while economically developing energy resources and supplying high quality products and services to consumers. Find out more about API's environmental principles, topics involving water, air, energy efficiency and recycling, and the industry's environmental performance in API's Oil & Natural Gas/Environment.

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Advancements in Technology Reduce Environmental Impact

Industry practice has changed a lot in the past 50 years, even the past 10 years. Advancements in technology allow us to conduct many aspects of our operations far more efficiently than just a few years ago. This efficiency translates to smaller "footprints" (the amount of surface area disturbed), less waste generated, cleaner and safer operations, and greater compatibility with the environment.

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