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Catarino-Wissman letter to House Committee on HB 113

Monday, September 11, 2017

As the Pa. House’s ERE committee is scheduled to consider HB 113, that would impose a 3.5 percent natural gas severance tax on top of the impact tax, API-PA sent a letter to the House detailing natural gas industry opposition to the tax that will ultimately raise costs on consumers.

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Hurricane Experts Press Call Transcript

Friday, September 8, 2017

The call was led by API’s President and CEO, Jack Gerard. He was joined by a leading energy expert, Guy Caruso, who’s a senior and national security advisor at the CSIS, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Bob McNally with the Rapidan Group, a fellow – and also a fellow at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, and former international and domestic energy advisor in the Bush Administration.

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State Coalition Letter to EPA Regarding NAAQS

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

In a letter to the EPA Administrator Pruitt, 300 associations strongly urged the EPA to expeditiously reconsider the 2015 ozone standards. Representing many businesses, both large and small, that employ millions of Americans, and local governments in which those businesses thrive, the associations wrote with deep concerns about the harmful impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 rule, to make ozone standards the most stringent ever, could have on the economy. The letter adds that EPA’s current regulations are working, air quality continues to improve, and the United States is leading the world in reducing emissions. Therefore, implementation of the new ozone standards could needlessly and significantly damage the economy by imposing unachievable emissions limits and reduction targets on almost every part of our country, including rural and undeveloped areas.

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API-IAGC Comments on NMFS Regulatory Review

Monday, August 28, 2017

This letter provides the comments of the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) and the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (“IAGC”) (the “Associations”) in response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (“NOAA”) request for public input on actions the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) and the National Ocean Service (“NOS”) should take to streamline their regulatory processes and reduce burdens on the regulated community.

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Comments in Response to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) Proposed Rule Titled “Use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal and Industrial Water Supply”

Friday, August 18, 2017

API and the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) submitted joint comments on the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) proposed rule titled “Use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal and Industrial Water Supply” (“proposed rule”). We support cooperation among the States and the Corps to facilitate water supply uses of Corps’ reservoirs consistent with the authorized purposes of those reservoirs. However, a number of states and water management authorities have noted that the proposed rule was developed without following key stakeholder processes - including sufficient state coordination to avoid interference with state primacy in determining allocation or management of state water. We therefore request that the Corps withdraw this proposed rule, conduct the appropriate stakeholder engagement and resubmit a new proposed rule for public comment prior to finalization.

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Coalition Letter to BOEM regarding the 2019-2024 Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Coalition letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management regarding the preparation of the 2019-2024 Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program. It urges a true all-of-the-above energy policy by allowing for more leasing, exploration and development of potential U.S. offshore oil and natural gas resources. If more areas are opened to offshore exploration and development, the resulting economic activity and energy production could benefit the nation.

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Comments on Preparation of 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Thursday, August 17, 2017

API submitted its comments to the Department of Interior in response to a request for information on the 2019-2024 Offshore Leasing Program and was joined by the National Ocean Industries Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, U.S. Oil and Gas Association, American Exploration & Production Council, International Association of Geophysical Contractors, Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

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API Comments on EPA's Proposed New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) 40 C.F.R. Part 60 Subpart OOOOa

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

API submitted additional comments to the docket on the proposed rule to stay the compliance dates for certain portions of the New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) 40 C.F.R. Part 60 Subpart OOOOa, “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources: Stay of Certain Requirements” 82 Fed. Reg. 27645 (June 16, 2017).

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Coalition Letter regarding ISDS in NAFTA negotiations

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

As associations representing millions of small, medium and large companies across every major sector of the U.S. economy employing tens of millions of U.S. workers, we urge that robust market access commitments and investment protections, enforceable through investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), be maintained and upgraded in the negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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American, Canadian, and Mexican oil & natural gas industries commit to energy trade alliance under NAFTA

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Mexican Association of Hydrocarbon Companies (AMEXHI) today outlined their shared policy positions on further strengthening the competitiveness of the North American energy industry under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In a joint paper, the three organizations, who collectively represent more than 750 international oil and gas companies in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, highlighted their support for market-oriented policies and opportunities for commercial growth and job creation.

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