API pleased with EPA decision on Risk Management Plan

The API's Frank Macchiarola said the organization was happy with the administrative stay on the RMP rule.
The API's Frank Macchiarola said the organization was happy with the administrative stay on the RMP rule. | Contributed
After the Environmental Protection Agency put an administrative stay on its Risk Management Plan rule, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said this action will help with future protection of oil and natural gas production facilities nationwide. 

"This is an important step for providing regulatory certainty and supporting safety and security in the oil and natural gas industry,” Macchiarola said in an API statement. “Now, Congress must act to repeal this unnecessary rule, as the rule misses the mark on improving the safety and security of our nation’s energy infrastructure.”

Macchiarola said the API is excited to work together with the organization and new presidential administration to further energy goals in the U.S. 

“We look forward to working with the new administration and Congress on forward-looking energy policies that recognize America’s oil and natural gas production and refining industry as part of the solution to our nation’s economic, environmental and energy security goals,” he said.

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American Petroleum Institute 1220 L Street, NW Washington, DC - 20005

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC - 20460

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