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Fracking Ban Would Erase Progress Towards U.S. Energy Security

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2019 – The American Petroleum Institute released a new video ahead of tonight’s presidential primary debate highlighting America’s decades-long transition away from its dependence on foreign sources of energy. However, some Democratic presidential candidates are now proposing restrictive energy policies that would erase a generation of American progress.

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Existing Best Practices, Regulations and Rigorous Science Protects Public Health and Safety

DENVER, October 17, 2019 – Lynn Granger, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, provided the following statement in response to the release of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) report, conducted by ICF, using modeled calculations instead of measured air quality data.

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Natural Gas and Oil Industry Initiatives Are Reducing Emissions While Driving Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2019 – Today, API highlighted oil and natural gas industry innovation and the advancement of the engineering technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are benefiting the nation’s economic strength, energy security and environmental stewardship in testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.

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Colorado Petroleum Council: Adams County Natural Gas and Oil Code Revisions Exceed Scope of New State Law

DENVER, September 3, 2019 – Lynn Granger, executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, provided the following statement in response to the Adams County Board of Commissioners’ adoption of new rules and regulations on the natural gas and oil industry.

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Improved Endangered Species Rules will Ensure Habitat Conservation and Species Protection

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2019 – API welcomed the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) action to clarify and improve the implementation of the Endangered Species Act through the reduction of duplicative and unnecessary regulations that ultimately bog down conservation efforts. The streamlining of these regulations will ensure that public-private projects can further promote the conservation of habitat and protection of endangered species, while focusing resources on environmental improvements across the country.

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U.S. Natural Gas Partnership Releases First Annual Report

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of America’s natural gas and oil producers, today released its first annual report which highlights the industry’s progress in reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The report contains updates on The Environmental Partnership’s three performance programs, as well as its growth from just over 20 participants at launch to now 65 participating natural gas and oil companies, representing more than 80 percent of the top natural gas producers in the United States.


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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Broomfield City Council Imposing Moratorium on New Energy Development

DENVER, May 28, 2019 – This evening, Broomfield City Council approved a six-month moratorium on new natural gas and oil development in the city, becoming the seventh Colorado community to impose a ban since the introduction of Senate Bill 181 in March. The moratorium passed unanimously on second reading, halting the municipal approval process for energy development until December. Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Lynn Granger released the following statement in response to the decision:

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Senate Bill 181’s Passage through House Finance Committee

DENVER, March 25, 2019 - The Colorado House of Representatives’ Finance Committee this evening advanced Senate Bill 181 on a party-line vote. The measure has now passed through three State Senate committees, the full State Senate, and two State House committees since its introduction earlier this month, each on party-line votes.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Adams County Commission’s Moratorium on New Natural Gas and Oil Development

DENVER, March 20, 2019 – Today, the Adams County Board of Commissioners voted to immediately halt any new natural gas and oil development projects. The vote came just 24 hours after the commission announced plans to hold the hearing, the minimum amount of time that is legally required to inform the public. The moratorium comes as state lawmakers continue to debate Senate Bill 181 at the Capitol and follows the same commission’s enactment of an identical ban just four months ago, during the statewide debate over Proposition 112.

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Colorado Petroleum Council Responds to Senate Bill 181’s Passage through House Energy & Environment Committee

DENVER, March 19, 2019 – The Colorado House of Representatives’ Energy & Environment Committee this morning approved Senate Bill 181 on a party-line vote. The bill passed the State Senate last Thursday, less than two weeks after its introduction.

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