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API Letter to BSEE-BOEM regarding Arctic Rules Package (May 27, 2015)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) submits these comments on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) jointly published proposed new requirements to regulations for exploratory drilling and related operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) seaward of the State of Alaska (Alaska OCS). The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register February 24, 2015 at 80 FR 9915 (Volume 80, Number 36, Pages 9915–9971).

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Oil industry letter to Senator Cornyn in support of S. 293 (May 13, 2015)

Friday, May 22, 2015

We write to express our support for S. 293, a bill to amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 to establish a procedure for the approval of certain settlements.

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Jack Gerard letter to Governor Hogan of Maryland expressing opposition to hydraulic fracturing legislation (May 12, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On behalf of API and its member companies, Jack Gerard express opposition to HB 449/SB 409 Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing - Regulations. This legislation would further delay the development of the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland for up to two years.

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Oil industry support letter for Murkowski-Heitcamp oil export bill (May 13, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Representatives of the U.S. oil industry express strong support for Senators Murkowski and Heitcamp and and their newly-introduced "Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015." Growing U.S. production of shale formation oil and natural gas creates economic opportunities that have not existed for over five decades.

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Letter from Louis Finkel and Brendan Williams (AFPM) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the 2014 RFS methodology, originially proposed by EPA (May 1, 2015)

Friday, May 8, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) support the methodology that EPA originally proposed for the 2014 RFS, which is consistent with statute and the intent of Congree, and urge you to maintain this reasonable approach when promulgating the RFS requirements for 2014, 2015, and beyond.

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Letter from Erik Milito to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management with Industry Comments on the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017–2022 (March 30, 2015)

Monday, March 30, 2015

API fully supports keeping the DPP as is with no additional areas being removed from future leasing consideration. Considerable acreage has already been excluded at this early stage of the planning process, especially in the Atlantic, eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska OCS. The decisions made regarding what areas are available for leasing will have long-term implications for our nation’s energy security, prospects for job creation, and government revenue generation.

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Richard Ranger letter to U.S. Department of Interior regarding BLM proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land (September 10, 2012)

Friday, March 20, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Notice published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), May 11, 2012, on the subject of the BLM proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land (proposed rule).

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Erik Milito letter to DOE regarding Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands (August 23, 2013)

Friday, March 20, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the supplemental notice published by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) on May 24, 2013, regarding a revised proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands

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Howard Feldman's testimony at the 2015 Ozone NAAQS Proposed Rule Public Hearings (January 29, 2015)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

API’s members engage in all aspects of the oil and gas industry and operate facilities and produce products impacted by regulations adopted to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The oil and gas industry has made significant contributions to cleaner air.

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API recommends that EPA retain the current primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone (March 16, 2015)

Monday, March 16, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) supports the option EPA included in the proposal to retain the current primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone at the level of 0.075 parts per million (ppm).

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