February 2012

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HP Viewpoint: The high cost of overregulation

The US does not need to choose between healthy environment and healthy economy when it can have both.

Drevna, Charles T., American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Just about everyone favors protecting the environment, but few have done as much as the members of the American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM) to improve the US’ air and water quality. Members of AFPM (formerly the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, or NPRA) are strongly committed to environmental protection. We have an outstanding record of compliance with the Clean Air Act, and have invested hundreds of billions of dollars to dramatically reduce emissions as measured by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As a result of our emissions reductions and reductions by other industries, the US’ air today is cleaner than it has been in generations.

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