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API Urges Congress to Pass Legislation to Advance American Energy Leadership

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WASHINGTON, February 7, 2023 – American Petroleum Institute (API) Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer Amanda Eversole sent a letter emphasizing API’s commitment to common-sense energy policymaking to House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Member Frank Pallone yesterday ahead of today’s joint legislative hearing. 

“API is committed to meeting the challenge of providing affordable and reliable energy while continuing to reduce emissions,” Eversole said. “The Committee’s renewed focus on restoring American energy leadership is critical to ensuring that American oil and natural gas reserves are prioritized as a long-term strategic asset that will serve as a foundation for economic growth and energy security.” 

Eversole outlined several proposals expected to come before the committee during the legislative hearing that API views as a step in the right direction to passing legislation that will enable continued innovation, investment in long-term projects and cleaner energy technologies, and improved infrastructure development. 

“As Congress continues its work on these and other important energy legislation, API and our members stand ready to support policies that strengthen America’s energy security and promote economic development and environmental stewardship. We look forward to continuing to work with Members of the Committee and their colleagues in the House and Senate to support legislation that will indeed, ‘pave the way to unleashing American energy sources and technologies of all kinds,’” Eversole concluded. 

Click here for a copy of the full letter. 

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our approximately 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 800 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.


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