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Letters and Comments

Joint Trades Letter on Permitting Reform

Thursday, May 11, 2023

API joined with allied trade associations in sending a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Environment and Public Works Committee on the need "to pass a meaningful permitting reform bill this year that makes a real difference in reviewing projects for the production  processing, and delivery of energy." In addition to API, the letter was signed by the American Exploration and Production Council, American Gas Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, and Liquid Energy Pipeline Association.

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API Comments on Proposed PM2.5 NAAQS Reconsideration Rule

Thursday, March 30, 2023

API comments on the EPA's Proposed Rule for the Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, including comments from the NAAQS Regulatory Review & Rulemaking (NR3) Coalition and scientific analysis provided by Gradient.

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Joint Letter Urging G7 Leaders to Affirm Role of Natural Gas in Achieving Energy Security, Climate Goals

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The American Petroleum Institute and U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined with allied trades in calling on the Group of Seven (G7) nations to expeditiously act on policies that ensure international commitments to replace Russian natural gas are achieved.

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Joint Trades Letter to Pelosi and McCarthy Opposing the Inflation Reduction Act

Thursday, August 11, 2022

API joined with nearly 60 other trade groups in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlining the natural gas and oil industry's opposition to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as passed by the Senate.

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Joint Industry Letter on Permian Ozone NAAQS Redesignation

Thursday, July 21, 2022

API joined six other energy trade associations to send a letter to OMB Director Shalanda Young and OIRA Acting Administrator Dominic Mancini requesting that pending EPA action to designate the Permian Basin as a non attainment area be classified as a significant regulatory action.

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API Letter to President Joe Biden

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Letter from API President and CEO Mike Sommers to President Joe Biden urging the administration to act immediately to implement 10 policies that support energy investment, create new access and keep government policies from unnecessarily restricting energy growth.

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API Letter on Proposed NOPEC Legislation

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Letter from API President and CEO Mike Sommers to U.S. Sens. Richard Durbin and Chuck Grassley, chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, outlining the API's opposition to the proposed No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Acts of 2022.

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API Comments on EPA’s Proposed Methane Rule

Monday, January 31, 2022

API comments on the EPA’s proposed “Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and  Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review” (86  FR 63110, November 15, 2021).

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Methane Fee Opposition Letter

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 energy, manufacturing, business and labor trade organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain issued a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing the Methane Emissions Reduction Act of 2021.

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