The American Petroleum Institute (API) released the following statement from API Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer Amanda Eversole ahead of an expected Senate vote on a Congressional Review Act repeal of a Department of Labor rule.

“API agrees that America’s economy and energy sector needs more investment, not less. We support this bipartisan legislation that would require investment decisions by pension funds to prioritize financial returns for Americans.”

  • America’s oil and natural gas companies are focused on producing our energy resources cleaner, safer and better every day and sharing our standards to improve operations in the communities where they live and operate around the world.
  • Our industry has led the way in establishing consistent, comparable sustainability reporting, while promoting free markets and free trade as the cornerstone of innovation and investment.
  • API remains committed to advancing policy solutions that ensure continued access to affordable, reliable American energy while tackling the climate challenge, as we advocate for in our Climate Action Framework.

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our approximately 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 800 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.