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Oil Industry Plans “Citizen Rallies”

Public Policy

The leading trade association for oil and gas companies is ramping up its public advocacy campaign this summer ahead of congressional debate this fall that includes efforts to clamp down on tax benefits for the industry.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) will hold a series of “citizen rallies” starting Sept. 1 with events in three Texas cities — Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. API will partner with local energy and other business groups that they hope will translate into correspondence with lawmakers. While details are not yet firm, future rallies are tentatively planned to occur in Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and New Mexico.

“Clearly, as an industry, we are doing more outreach than perhaps we have historically,” API President and CEO Jack Gerard said in a conference call with reporters. “Americans want to know that the government is working on constructing solutions to the challenges we all face, jobs and economic recovery. From an energy perspective we don’t think that’s happening.”

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One Comment on "Oil Industry Plans “Citizen Rallies”"

  1. KenZ300 on Mon, 23rd Aug 2010 5:41 am 

    Spill…baby… Spill….

    The tax breaks that they got from GW are not enough. They want more.

    The deregulation of the oil industry under GW Bush led to the spill …….

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