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API welcomes EPA action to promote science-based regulations


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WASHINGTON, October 31, 2017 – API today welcomed actions by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to promote science-based regulations by naming a broad and diverse membership of scientific advisors to EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors, Science Advisory Board and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.

“Smart, science-based regulations are essential to our nation meeting its energy and environmental needs well into the future,” said API Senior Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman. “Administrator Pruitt’s actions today advance the administration’s commitment to promoting American energy production, transportation, refining, and use while protecting the environment.

“We look forward to our continued work with the administration and Congress on promoting a regulatory system, based on sound science and data, that creates American jobs and grows our economy while protecting public health and the environment.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.

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