WASHINGTON – Anne Bradbury, CEO of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC), released the following statement on today’s House Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials hearing: “Protecting Clean American Energy Production and Jobs by Stopping EPA’s Overreach”:
“Today’s Subcommittee hearing importantly highlighted to lawmakers and the American people the potential unintended consequences of EPA’s recent rule proposals regarding methane. Fundamental flaws remain in the recently finalized methane rule; in some cases providing no reasonable pathway for compliance and also real missed opportunities for progress.
“Additionally, today’s hearing offered further evidence that EPA’s myriad regulatory proposals do not work in harmony together – making it difficult to even evaluate the extent of potential impacts, and creating significant business uncertainties and compliance challenges that may be insurmountable for some companies. Taken together these policies are likely to lead to reductions in US production and higher energy costs for American families. AXPC members are committed to reducing methane emissions, and it is critical that any regulatory framework must be workable to achieve emissions reduction while also meeting the growing need for affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy.”
About the American Exploration & Production Council
AXPC is a national trade association representing 34 leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. AXPC companies are among leaders across the world in the cleanest and safest onshore production of oil and natural gas, while supporting millions of Americans in good-paying jobs and investing a wealth of resources in our communities.
Learn more about AXPC by visiting https://axpc.org