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Coalition letter to Congress supporting lifting of ban on crude oil exports (March 2, 2015)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

As representatives of America’s oil producers, the undersigned applaud your focus and attention to issues of free trade, namely lifting the decades old ban on crude oil exports. We are no longer a Nation in energy decline. To the contrary, we now live in an age of energy abundance, our national energy policy must reflect that new reality, and we must have the political boldness to accept the economic, energy and national security opportunities of being a world energy superpower.

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Coalition letter to Toomey and Feinstein on reforms to Renewable Fuels Standard (February 26, 2015)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The undersigned groups, representing livestock, food, engines, consumer, free-market, environmental, anti-hunger, energy and restaurants appreciate your continued leadership in pursuing needed reforms to the Renewable Fuel Standard. We applaud and support the introduction of the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 and urge Congress to swiftly pass this commonsense legislation.

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API, AESC, nSTEPS and NAICS letter to John Murphy of the Census Bureau regarding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes (July 21, 2014)

Friday, February 27, 2015

On May 22 2014, the Office of Management and Budget published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting proposals from the public for changes to the structure and content of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for inclusion in a potential 2017 revision. The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) and the National STEPS Network provide the following comments for consideration.

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Howard Feldman letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on retrospective review plan docket (June 27, 2011)

Friday, February 27, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments to the Improving Regulations Docket of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) in response to the May 24, 2011 EPA document Improving Our Regulations: A Preliminary Plan for Periodic Retrospective Reviews of Existing Regulations.

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Holly Hopkins letter to the Department of Transportation on draft guidance for interpreting regulations for marine casualty reporting (April 14, 2014)

Friday, February 27, 2015

On January 13, 2014, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) announced the availability of draft guidance in the form of a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) entitled ‘‘Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 4 Marine Casualty Reporting Procedures Guide with Associated Standard Interpretations.’’ The American Petroleum Institute (API) provides the following comments for consideration.

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Marty Durbin letter to EPA regarding Science Advisory Board (SAB) Request for Nominations of Experts for SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel (September 10, 2012)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

API is actively engaged in the activities and actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relative to the 2010 House Appropriations Committee Report language, urging a study to review the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, providing comment and input whenever possible.

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Letter from Jack Gerard in support of H.R. 6444, the Stop RIN Fraud Act (September 20, 2012)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) encourages you to support H.R. 6444, the Stop RIN Fraud Act, introduced by Representatives Pete Olson (R-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Jim Matheson (D-UT). This legislation will restore confidence in the Renewable Information Number (RIN) credit program under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by creating a RIN credit certification system and establishing protections for those who purchase and use certified RINs.

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Coalition letter to Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi calling for rejection of punitive tax increases on industry (November 27, 2012)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The oil and natural gas industry is not only producing the energy a growing economy demands, but also creating tens of thousands of high paying jobs while generating billions in new revenue for the government. Therefore, any attempts to target the oil and natural gas industry for punitive tax treatment should be avoided as higher taxes could put the economic growth we’ve created at risk.

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Erik Milito comments on improving DOI's regulations impacting the oil and natural gas exploration and development (March 28, 2011)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

API appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Interior's preliminary plan to review its existing significant regulations in response to President's Executive Order 13563 on improving regulation and regulatory review.

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Ron Chittim letter to OSHA Asst. Sec. David Michaels regarding request for information on process safety management and prevention of major chemical accidents (March 31, 2014)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the OSHA Request for Information (RFI) on Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents.

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