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API CEO Mike Sommers on H.R. 1: An Important Step to Lasting, Bipartisan Permitting Reform

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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2023 – American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today sent a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries expressing API’s support for H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, a bipartisan proposal that could help strengthen America’s energy security and ensure meaningful action on permitting reform. 

“Real, lasting change comes from bipartisan, common-sense, economically-sound solutions. We all share the common goals of providing reliable energy to Americans; enhancing our energy security; cementing our energy independence for years to come; and making energy safer, cleaner, and more affordable,” Sommers writes. “API and our members are encouraged by this Congress' efforts to enact such change, which will make a measurable and meaningful impact in the lives of many. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on solutions that make a difference and commend this exciting step toward enacting permitting reform this year.”

Click here for a full copy of the 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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