WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – API applauded today’s passage of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act out of the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee. The legislation recognizes that the United States has continued to make dramatic improvements in air quality under existing regulations and that relief is needed for states and businesses from the duplicative regulatory and economic burdens of the previous administration’s implementation of concurrent ozone programs.
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – API said that the EPA’s announced delay of the implementation of the 2015 ozone standards offers a needed opportunity for states, the administration and Congress to improve the standards and ensure job security while protecting the economy.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 – API today urged the EPA to adopt a regulatory system that enhances safety and protects the environment while prioritizing the production and refining of American natural gas and oil. The comments filed today are part of the agency’s solicitation of input from the public to inform its Regulatory Reform Task Force's evaluation of existing regulations.
DENVER, April 28, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley released the following statement regarding today’s vote by the Colorado Secretary of State's Title Board confirming that the board did not have jurisdiction to set a title for a proposed severance tax initiative (Initiative #20), meaning it will not appear on the 2017 ballot.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – April 25, 2017 – API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler urged members of the Ohio legislature to reject legislation that would subsidize nuclear power companies, and called on corporate supporters of the legislation to stop misleading Ohio consumers with false information on the economic and environmental consequences of shuttering nuclear power plants in the state. Zeigler’s comments come as the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee hears testimony on the bill (H.B. 178) on Tuesday.
ALBANY, NY, April 20, 2017 – API New York Executive Director Karen Moreau called for a course correction on energy by New York’s leadership, and she stressed the important impact clean-burning natural gas can have on jobs, government revenue, and lowering carbon emissions.
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2017 – In testimony delivered during a hearing today, API said that it agrees with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it is not necessary to expand the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) and cautions that the change could increase compliance costs and that current regulations are already working. API supports the EPA’s proposed relief to states, tribes, citizens, and businesses, through denial of the 2013 Clean Air Act Section 176A Petition.
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard called President Trump’s “Energy Independence” executive order an important step forward in restoring common sense regulations that are needed to advance the U.S. energy renaissance.
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – API welcomed the discussion before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on the Ozone Standards Implementation Act introduced by Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas). API Senior Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman said that the bill is a path forward to giving state and local regulators adequate time and flexibility to implement new ozone standards while protecting jobs and not obstructing economic growth.
WASHINGTON, January 12, 2017 – API recommended that the EPA use the full scope of its authority under the Clean Air Act to complete implementation of the 2008 ozone standards without saddling states and regulated entities with duplicative and costly new attainment requirements, during testimony at today’s EPA Public Hearing on the 2015 Ozone Implementation Proposal.