Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Need for Climate Regulation
Data Source
Legislative Consultations
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.0

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Not fully supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting climate policy but with the qualification that it recognises the role of fossil fuels and fossil-based products.  Emphasising that the oil and gas sector can reduce emissions through own investments, rather than a need for government policy intervention (API, Testimony at a public hearing on GHG from existing electric generation units, regions to New Source Review Program, October 2018)

Extract from Source:

United States climate policy must recognize the vital role of petroleum products in modern society, and the many benefits that natural gas and oil provide our nation and the world. The oil and natural gas industry is taking a variety of actions and investing in technologies from exploration through refining that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we will continue to be an integral part of the effort to address climate change.

Created: 16/01/2019 Last edited: 16/01/2019

 

Not fully supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests the group is not supportive of increased climate regulation - calling for EPA to reconsider its regulatory approach whilst emphasising increasing costs from EPA l regulations (API, comments on Cost-benefit analysis review, August 2018)

Extract from Source:

API believes it is time for EPA to more carefully consider the Agency’s regulatory approach.[...] EPA rules and permit conditions are also increasingly imposing emission and effluent limits so stringent that they are near, if not lower than the limits of detection for many laboratory analyses, not to mention sensors designed for use in the field.[...] Simply put, society is spending more and more for smaller and smaller pollutant reductions and for less and less environmental benefit.[...] API supports EPA’s interest in improving the consistency and transparency of its calculation and consideration of regulatory costs and benefits.

Created: 16/01/2019 Last edited: 08/03/2019