API Supports CRA Disappoval Resolutions of the DOI Methane & Waste Prevention rule
On January 31, 2017, API President and CEO Jack Gerard sent this letter to House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The American Petroleum Institute strongly supports H.J. Res. 36, providing for congressional disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) of the Department of Interior’s “Methane and Waste Prevention” rule that went into effect in the final days of the Obama administration. This redundant and technically flawed rule will further impede oil and natural gas production on federal land, which already has been declining – down 18 percent from 2010 to 2015. The rule is a step backwards for U.S. energy policy and all Americans who benefit from domestic energy production. As such, it is important that the House support the disapproval resolution so that the United States may harness the increased economic opportunity and enhanced national security that the nation’s abundant federal resources can provide.
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