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API praises EPA Boiler MACT decision, calls for EPA to reconsider other unworkable proposals

Carlton Carroll | 202.682.8114 | carrollc@api.org 

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2010 – API Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman praised EPA’s decision today to delay its final rules for boilers and incinerators:

“API welcomes EPA’s request for more time to reconsider its proposed rules for boilers and incinerators. They appear to have recognized that their current proposal was unworkable and would have harmed American businesses and cost jobs. Consistent with our previous comments, we believe the re-proposed and final rule should reflect that work practices are the only appropriate controls for all gas-fired units.

“We hope EPA will reconsider other costly and unworkable proposals as well, such as the ozone NAAQS and greenhouse gas regulations. EPA’s mission can and should be met through scientifically sound, cost-effective measures that allow for continued economic growth and job creation.”

API represents more than 400 oil and natural gas companies, leaders of a technology-driven industry that supplies most of America's energy, supports more than 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.5 percent of the U.S. economy, and, since 2000, has invested nearly $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives.