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Letters and Comments

API Letter to Biden administration on Mexico's Discriminatory Actions Against U.S. Investors

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Letter from API President and CEO Mike Sommers to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlining Mexico's continued efforts to discriminate against U.S. investors in violation of its commitments under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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API comments on DOI review of the federal oil and natural gas program

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Interior on the importance of continued natural gas and oil leasing and development on federal lands and waters for U.S. economic growth and climate progress.

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API Comments on the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap

Friday, November 13, 2020

The American Petroleum Institute Colorado (API CO) submitted comments on the September 30, 2020 Public Review Draft of the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap (GHG Roadmap). API CO appreciates the work put into the draft proposal by the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) and looks forward to working with staff to support the achievement of the state’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets.

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Letter From API To Commerce and Energy Secretaries and USTR On Energy Trade With China

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The letter commends federal officials for strong leadership to relieve stresses on industry during the COVID-19 crisis and encourages the administration to look to the Phase 1 trade agreement with China – under which the Chinese pledged to buy U.S. energy – as one way to help address the domestic oversupply of oil.

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Letter from API to President Trump regarding the COVID-19 response

Friday, March 20, 2020

The letter outlines the need to establish critical infrastructure personnel designations as well as temporarily waiving non-essential compliance discretion (record-keeping, non-safety critical requirements, etc.) in order to ensure compliance with CDC guidance for the health and safety of our workers.

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API Comments on NEPA Modernization

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

API submitted the following comments in support of reforming the broken NEPA process, a critical step toward meeting growing demand for cleaner energy and unlocking job-creating projects. Endless and repetitive reviews for infrastructure, renewable energy, natural gas and oil projects have been misused to delay and prevent development and undermine job creation, tax revenues and investments in communities across the country.

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API 2020 RFS Supplemental Notice Comments

Monday, December 2, 2019

API comments submitted to the EPA in response to the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking seeking additional comment on the proposed rule to establish renewable fuel volumes for 2020 and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021 under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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API Comments on Proposed 2020 RFS Standards

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

API provided the following comments and policy brief in response to the EPA's proposed 2020 biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. 

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API MSC PIOGA Letter to Governor Wolf

Friday, July 26, 2019

Our industry is deeply committed to protecting the health, safety and environment of our communities and our workforce. We support Governor Wolf’s efforts for further, objective scientific research. Health and safety are priorities of this industry. We are committed to protecting the safety and health of our employees, our contractors and the people of the communities in which we operate.

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API Comments to OSHA for July 2019 United Nations GHS Sub-Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On June 19, 2019, API submitted the attached comments to OSHA on various papers and correspondence groups which will be discussed/meet at the July 2019 United Nations GHS Sub-Committee meeting, including:

  • Next steps on development of a global list of chemicals classified in accordance with the GHS;
  • The use of non-animal test methods for classification of health hazards (e.g., eye irritation); and
  • Consideration of opportunities that digitalization may bring to convey hazard information.

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