President Trump's 100 days highlights America's energy renaissance
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard said President Trump is making good on his campaign promise to create jobs and strengthen America’s economy by removing roadblocks to our nation’s energy renaissance.
“We are heartened by the president’s emphasis on right-sizing America’s energy policy to encourage responsible domestic energy development that creates well-paying American jobs and helps to lower costs for consumers. The first 100 days has laid a path to create smart, effective policies that allow our nation to maintain its position as the world’s leading producer and refiner of oil and natural gas.
“President Trump issued executive orders and presidential memorandums that put the Keystone XL pipeline back on track; allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed; opened access to additional federal areas for responsible energy development; and removed duplicative regulations that hinder energy production without achieving the desired environmental, economic or consumer benefit. Embracing a true all-of-the-above energy policy will help our nation achieve long-standing global energy leadership, maintain an abundant, reliable and affordable supply of energy for consumers and continue to help drive environmental improvements through the use of clean burning domestically produced natural gas.”
In the first 100 days, the administration has issued five Executive Orders, signed six Memorandums, and four CRA resolutions, supporting U.S. energy development, production and refining. Additionally, agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior have issued a number of secretarial orders, implementing the administration’s new focus on energy.
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.