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API Statement on President Biden’s First Joint Address to Congress


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WASHINGTON, April 28, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from President and CEO Mike Sommers in advance of President Biden’s first joint address to Congress this evening.

“Tonight is an opportunity for the president to build support for a bipartisan legislative agenda that supports our nation’s economic recovery and addresses the dual challenge of tackling climate change while providing access to affordable, reliable energy. Too often, the climate debate is focused more on partisan politics than on real solutions. A reasonable middle ground exists, and meaningful progress will require both sides working together to advance smart policies for a lower carbon future.

API的气候框架代表了一条前进的道路,表明我们不必在环境进步和能源安全之间作出选择。国会和政府应该集中精力,通过市场化的解决方案,加速创新和减少排放,而不是对我国庞大的能源资源进行有害的强制、新的税收和误导性的限制。”

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than ten million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate inAPI能源卓越该组织正在通过促进新技术和透明的报告加速环境和安全方面的进展。美国石油学会成立于1919年,是一个标准制定组织,已制定了700多项标准,以提高运营和环境安全、效率和可持续性。

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