AFPM Comments on EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers' President Charles T. Drevna on the April 11 confirmation hearing of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:

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"AFPM hopes that Ms. McCarthy will end the Agency's increasingly politicized culture, and that her tenure at EPA will be remembered for rulemaking based on transparency and scientific accountability.  We hope she chooses to end the days of  'silo political regulations' in which government regulators ignore the real marketplace and issue conflicting rules and mandates that impose higher energy costs on consumers and jeopardize job growth, all while offering negligible environmental improvements.

"We look to Ms. McCarthy to begin an era where the energy industry and government regulators work together to ensure that all efforts to protect our environment not only make sense, but that they don't come at the expense of job growth and economic stability."

About AFPM

AFPM, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.

SOURCE American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers



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