IPAA, API and NOIA recently submitted comments to the Bureau of Energy Management on its annual progress report on the 2012-2017 OCS oil and gas leasing program.
IPAA, NOIA and API recently sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opposing a National Endowment for the Oceans.
Dear Speaker Boehner: We write to express our keen interest in the shale energy revolution that has made the United States a global energy superpower. The recent increase in production of unconventional oil and natural gas has provided a lift to the U.S. economy and Americans are seeing the benefits not only because of the jobs created but also because household incomes have seen an increase as a result of lower energy costs. In addition, increased U.S. production has revitalized a manufacturing sector that is now experiencing a renaissance and has helped lower U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 1990s levels. This has all been made possible because of the combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. Congress’s attention to these issues demonstrates the importance the energy issues play for our entire country and as such, we express our support for the consideration of hydraulic fracturing-related bills next week on the House floor.
IPAA and more than 40 organizations representing America’s oil and natural producers submitted comments to the EPA in support of its decision to delist the Coalbed Methane (CBM) Extraction subcategory from the Effluent Guidelines Plan.
IPAA and the Western Energy Alliance submitted comments to the BLM regarding its hydraulic fracturing rulemaking proposal.
IPAA sent a letter to House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) in support of H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act of 2013.
Industry groups submitted comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of Protected Resources opposing the proposed listing of the Gulf of Mexico sperm whale as a Distinct Population Segment.