American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

InfluenceMap Score
F
Performance Band
23%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Washington, DC, United States

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is negatively lobbying on a wide range of US climate policies. In 2015 AFPM criticized the ‘heavy burden’ emission reductions the Paris Agreement had placed on the U.S. public, and called into question their financial value. In 2018 AFPM argued that removing regulations on gas and oil production could lead to over a million new jobs and contribute billions of dollars to the US economy. In 2019, AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson has stated: “We currently do not support, as a trade association, a carbon tax.” In 2018 the group strongly supported the Scalise-McKinley anti-carbon tax resolution introduced in Congress and has funded campaigns to oppose carbon tax policies in Washington State in both 2016 and 2018. AFPM appears strongly opposed to regulations to decarbonize the mobility sector, and has repeatedly criticized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), describing it as “unworkable”, and a “broken program”. In December 2018, CEO Chet Thompson stated the organization “adamantly opposes EV subsidies and mandates”. In June 2018, AFPM called on the governors of eight states to reject subsidies for electric vehicles and zero emission vehicles. Similarly, AFPM has supported the repeal of California’s Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, and made the case in October 2018 that other states should not be allowed to adopt similar mandates. AFPM also appears to have run an extensive public campaign in 2018 to support the rollback of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, and CEO Chet Thompson previously applauded the US federal government’s October 2018 decision to freeze the standards at 2020 levels until 2026. In October 2020, in the run up to the 2020 US Presidential Election, CEO Chet Thompson strongly criticized Democrat candidate Joe Biden's ambition to transition the US away from oil and gas, claiming such a move would "devastate communities across the country, eliminate millions of high-paying jobs, raise energy prices, and undermine our economy".

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
NS -2 NA NS -1 -2 NA NA
Climate Science Stance
-1 -2 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation
-1 -1 NA -1 -2 -1 NA NA
UN Treaty Support
NS -2 NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS -1 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
NS 1 NA -1 -1 -2 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
-1 -1 NA -1 -1 -1 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix
-1 -1 NA -2 -2 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards
-2 -2 NA -1 -2 NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA