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Indiana Petroleum Council Applauds Governor for Signing Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill Into Law


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INDIANAPOLIS, May 7, 2019—The Indiana Petroleum Council released the following statement regarding the critical infrastructure protection bill that Governor Holcomb signed into law today.

“We applaud the Holcomb Administration as well as Indiana Legislators for their commitment to protect our state’s critical infrastructure, including 911 service, electric transmission lines, steel manufacturing and oil and natural gas infrastructure. Pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure are instrumental in delivering clean, affordable and reliable energy to Indiana’s working families, as well as the petrochemical feedstocks that create jobs in Indiana and enable modern life – feedstocks that are used in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, hospital equipment, and even computers. The bill signed into law today provides a mechanism to deter those who would hope to interrupt our state’s flow of energy and create a potential safety risk to communities, first responders, and the environment,” said Indiana Petroleum Council Executive Director, Maureen Ferguson.

The Indiana Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.