Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
UN Treaty Support
Data Source
Media Reports
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.8

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.

 

Opposing UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Appears to have suggested the the US could avoid complying to obligations under the Paris agreement (Huffingtonpost, November 2016)

Extract from Source:

The historic climate accord reached in Paris last December ― the first international agreement to reduce carbon emissions that included the world’s biggest polluters, the U.S. and China ― could be tossed out, Gerard suggested. “I don’t want to speak for this administration,” he said. “There is a lot of discretion, obviously, in the power of the executive in how it relates to the Paris agreement.”

Created: 08/12/2016 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

Unclear position on UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Report states that API has not taken formal position on Paris Agreement (Bloomberg, April 2017)

Extract from Source:

Perhaps for that reason, the leading oil industry trade group, the American Petroleum Institute, has not taken a formal position on the Paris agreement. Instead, API spokesman Michael Tadeo casts the accord as a missed opportunity to talk about U.S. leadership “in reducing carbon emissions which are near 30-year lows in electricity generation due to increased use of natural gas brought by hydraulic fracturing."

Created: 19/05/2017 Last edited: 19/05/2017