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API welcomes EPA action to strengthen U.S. energy facilities, urges Congress to follow suit

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2017 – API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said that EPA’s action to put an administrative stay on the agency’s Risk Management Plan rule is important to protecting the security of industrial facilities throughout the country.

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Misguided House proposal to ban natural gas development ignores Maryland families and consumers

Annapolis, Md., March 10, 2017 – Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC) Executive Director Drew Cobbs said today that legislation (HB1325) to ban hydraulic fracturing would prohibit a process that benefits every Marylander every day.  It is also at odds with Maryland voters, who – according to two recent and separate polls – support development of natural gas resources in Western Maryland by more than a two-to-one margin across all regions of the state, and oppose a fracking ban, according a recent Goucher Poll.

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State of Energy in Colorado event highlights Colorado’s role in America’s energy renaissance

DENVER, March 9, 2017 – The Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) hosted the second annual State of Energy in Colorado event in Denver to discuss the future of oil and natural gas development in Colorado with American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard, Governor John Hickenlooper, and Mayor Michael Hancock.

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Senate reversal of BLM 2.0 rule strengthens regulatory certainty and U.S. energy security

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2017 – API Upstream and Industry Operations Group Director Erik Milito applauded the Senate vote to disapprove the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final Planning 2.0 rule for developing domestic oil and natural gas resources on public lands and encouraged the Senate to vote to repeal the methane rule next.

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API Supports EPA action on Information Collection Request, calls on Senate to repeal redundant BLM methane rule

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2017 – API Senior Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman said EPA’s announcement to reassess its methane information collection request was a positive step in reducing significant uncertainties and burdens on the oil and gas industry. 

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API comments on Point of Obligation

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2017 – As EPA reviews comments submitted for the Point of Obligation issue, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola continues to urge the agency to stand by its proposed decision to reject moving the Point of Obligation.

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API’s Jack Gerard applauds administration action aimed at unleashing innovation, creating jobs

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded President Trump’s executive action released today to establish regulatory reform task forces at government agencies to identify regulations that could be repealed, replaced or changed.

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BLM’s Methane and Waste Prevention rule hurts American consumers and local economies

WASHINGTON, February 23, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley urged the U.S. Senate to follow the House and support a disapproval resolution on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention rule because the flawed rule doesn’t improve upon U.S. successes in methane emissions reductions and could negatively impact American consumers, local revenues and energy security.

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BLM’s Methane and Waste Prevention rule hurts American consumers and local economies

WASHINGTON, February 23, 2017 – Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley urged the U.S. Senate to follow the House and support a disapproval resolution on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Methane and Waste Prevention rule because the flawed rule doesn’t improve upon U.S. successes in methane emissions reductions and could negatively impact American consumers, local revenues and energy security.

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API supports EPA’s proposed decision to reject moving Point of Obligation

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2017 – Today API is submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the agency’s proposed decision to reject moving the Point of Obligation for RFS compliance. API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola told reporters in a press conference that moving the point of obligation distracts from real meaningful reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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