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DRBC risks regional job opportunities, ignores consumer needs and could limit government revenue

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017 - The American Petroleum Institute responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) draft rule to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region.

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API-PA hires Jonathan Lutz as Associate Director

HARRISBURG, Pa., November 6, 2017 – Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (API-PA) Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman today announced Jonathan Lutz as the new Associate Director for API’s division in Pennsylvania.

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API: BLM proposal offers opportunity to fix Venting and Flaring rule

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2017 – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) proposal today to delay certain requirements of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) venting and flaring rule while the agency reviews its cost-benefit analysis and makes revisions to the 2016 rule.

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API: BLM proposal recognizes opportunity to ensure public lands can support economic growth, job creation and greater environmental benefits

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2017 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) submitted comments today on BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule and expressed support for a regulatory framework that relies upon the experience and expertise of state regulatory agencies in advancing safety and environmental protection.

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Misguided DRBC Proposal on Energy Development Ignores Consumer Demand, Economic Benefits, and State's Environmental Protections

HARRISBURG, Pa., September 13, 2017 – API Pennsylvania (API-PA) responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region.

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Colorado Petroleum Council statement on industry commitment to safety, local communities and the environment

DENVER, August 22, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) today released the following statement in response to Governor Hickenlooper’s proposals on industry safety. The CPC and its members are committed to safe and responsible operations, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity for communities throughout the state.

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Pennsylvania voters reject bailouts for nuclear power companies, says new poll

HARRISBURG, Pa., August 16, 2017 – API Pennsylvania today released a new poll showing that the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania voters would oppose legislation that would force consumers in the state to pay a special fee to bailout nuclear power companies. API Pennsylvania urged members of the Pennsylvania state legislature to reject any measure that could raise costs for consumers and hurt workers across the state.

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New Study: 258,500 New York jobs supported by natural gas and oil

Industry added $35.8 billion to state’s economy in 2015

Albany, N.Y., August 1, 2017 – API New York today released a new study showing that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supported 258,500 jobs in the state and contributed $35.8 billion to the state’s economy in 2015. The study found that all 50 states, whether energy producing or not, continued to benefit from the industry.

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API-PA: Senate tax hike is an assault on Pennsylvania families

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27, 2017 – API Pennsylvania (API-PA) responded to the Senate’s proposal to raise taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

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API supports decision to postpone compliance dates for parts of BLM Methane rule

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 – API welcomed the June 15, 2017 notice by the Department of the Interior that it will delay certain compliance dates in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule addressing methane emissions related to oil and gas production. Reviews of the rule are underway as questions remain over the rationale of many provisions of the rule.

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