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API welcomes modernized NEPA regulations that strengthen U.S. environmental progress and support infrastructure development

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2020 – API released the following statement ahead of the administration’s event this afternoon to finalize improvements to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes will reduce the red tape slowing critical infrastructure projects and job creation across the country while strengthening environmental progress.

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The Environmental Partnership expands to include pipeline companies, outlines latest efforts to reduce emissions

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2020 – The Environmental Partnership today released its second annual report, highlighting the industry’s progress in reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and working together to protect the environment. The Partnership also announced it has expanded its membership to midstream companies and has more than tripled, from 26 to 83 participants.

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API Statement on Biden’s Climate Plan

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden’s expected remarks on his campaign’s new climate plan.

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API welcomes EPA proposal to retain primary NAAQS to support downward trend in U.S. emissions

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which recommends preserving the current primary standards that have supported a downward trend in U.S. emissions.

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Collaborative rulemaking process strengthens Ohio’s energy leadership, led to modern, environmentally sound well plugging rules

COLUMBUS, July 9, 2020 – API Ohio welcomed today’s approval by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) of new well plugging rules. The approval is the final step in two years of collaborative work led by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Oil and Gas Resources (ODNR) to ensure that Ohio’s well plugging regulations address modern industry operations, standards and materials while putting in place better planning and review of plugging operations by the well owner as part of the permitting process.

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New study: U.S. LNG exports critical to global emissions reductions

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2020 – A new study released today by API and conducted by researchers at ICF examines the environmental benefits of U.S. natural gas use in China, Germany, and India, finding that using U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) rather than coal for electricity generation produces on average 50.5 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in all base case scenarios studied.

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API responds to Supreme Court decision on Nationwide Permit 12, Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement from Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President Paul G. Afonso in response to the Supreme Court's order reinstating the Nationwide Permit 12 program for pipeline construction projects across the country.  

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API responds to pipeline setbacks, calls for permitting reform

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute released the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers in response to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and a court ruling to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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API and NABTU Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2020 — American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement after energy companies canceled construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after years of unnecessary delays. 

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API statement on implementation of the USMCA

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today welcomed the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will bolster U.S. energy leadership while benefiting American workers and consumers.

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