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API Supports CRA Disappoval Resolutions of the DOI Methane & Waste Prevention rule

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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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Erik Milito's Antiquities Act Letter to House Senate Chairmen

Friday, January 13, 2017

API and its members believe in the importance of continued access to energy and other resources for safe and responsible development. We strongly urge Congress to re-examine the role and purpose of the Antiquities Act with a focus on the economic consequences to the affected states and communities, and to provide Congress and the affected states where the new national monuments are proposed a voice in these decisions.

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Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin's letter to FERC

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the Mountain Valley Pipeline. In his letter to FERC Secretary Kimberly Bose, Morin explained the benefits that would come to Virginia with an increase in the state’s energy infrastructure.

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API comments in support of Castleton Commodities International

Monday, November 21, 2016

API submits comments in support of Castleton Commodities International LLC’s request for rehearing by the New York State Public Service Commission on their August 1 Order adopting a Clean Energy Standard. API is committed to competitive markets and believes that such markets produce the most economically and socially beneficial outcomes. By subsidizing nuclear generators that would otherwise be uneconomic in competitive markets, the ZEC Program directly interferes with these market signals, potentially deterring or harming more efficient generators.

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Coalition letter urge President to finalize OCS Program without removing additional areas

Thursday, November 3, 2016

As representatives of millions of consumers, businesses, workers, and citizens across the United States, the undersigned groups urge President Obama's administration to finalize a 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program without removing any additional areas. We also urge you not to take any actions that would remove areas from consideration under future offshore leasing programs.

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Fact Sheet: Industry Practices and Trends Protecting Water Resources During Hydraulic Fracturing

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This fact sheet was released last week. Tuesday evening API transmitted to the EPA the Catalyst Environmental Solutions (CES) document titled Industry Practices and Trends Protecting Water Resources During Hydraulic Fracturing: Information for US EPA’s Draft Assessment (October 2016).

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API Comments to EPA on Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Gulf of Mexico

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

API’s comments concerning Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for the Eastern Portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) of the Gulf of Mexico (GEG460000) (81 Fed. Reg. 55,196 (August 18, 2016)). These comments echo and strongly support the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) comments on the same topic, which are incorporated by reference.

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Comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Draft Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Letter commenting on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s draft ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy, as filed August 17, 2016 in a joint effort of AXPC, API, IAGC, IPAA, and Western Energy Alliance.

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API-IPAA Comments to OIRA on Proposed New Rules Governing Operations on Private Minerals in Parks and Refuges

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

API-IPAA comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs regarding proposed rules governing operations on private minerals in parks and refuges.

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API-IAGC Letter to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management re ITR Status Update

Friday, September 2, 2016

API-IAGC Letter to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management regarding Request for Status Report on Incidental Take Regulations Governing Geophysical Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico.

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