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AFPM commends STB on final rule amending emergency service regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today issued the following statement from Rob Benedict, AFPM Vice President of Petrochemicals & Midstream, commending the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) on its unanimous decision to amend the emergency service regulations for freight rail. The final rule, finalized Wednesday, streamlines the process for rail shippers to request and receive emergency relief when faced with severe deteriorations in rail service.

AFPM: EPA should reject California’s request to ban gas vehicle sales outright

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging President Biden and the EPA to deny California’s petition for a federal Clean Air Act waiver that the state would use to enact a full ban on sales of new gasoline, diesel, flex fuel and traditional hybrid vehicles.

AFPM applauds EPA decision making way for more streamlined Louisiana carbon capture projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today issued the following statement from Leslie Bellas, AFPM vice present of regulatory affairs, commending the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant Louisiana primary enforcement responsibility (primacy) for the permitting and regulation of Class VI injection wells in the state. EPA’s decision makes Louisiana the third state, after North Dakota and Wyoming, where carbon capture projects have a streamlined permit approval process that allows for safe and efficient implementation.