Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oil industy visits White House on fuel rule; enviros fight back

Yes, they’ve done it again. As the US EPA gets closer to proposing new rules aimed at reducing oil use, the oil industry is ramping up its lobbying efforts at the White House. The most recent oil industry meeting took place on Nov. 8 (see below). It appears the oil industry is particularly upset at the notion that companies might have to pay penalties for failure to meet a new low-carbon fuel standard. The nerve of those environmental radicals in the Bush administration!

Environmental groups, of course, are ready to battle on these issues also. We sent a letter late yesterday to EPA Administrator Steve Johnson.

We want EPA to grant California’s waiver to enforce its greenhouse gas standards for motor vehicles. We also want EPA to make sure that new carbon standards achieve real emission reductions. And we think it is high time that EPA factored in carbon emissions when considering permits for new coal-burning electric power plants.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2000/meetings/672.html

Meeting Record Regarding: "20-in-10"
Date: 11/ 8/2007
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Name
Affiliation
Client (if applicable) -->
Kevin Neyland
OMB/OIRA

Paul Argyropoulos
USEPA/OMQ

Elizabeth Stolpe
Shell

Khary Cauthen
API

John Medley
ExxonMobil

Nathan Frey
OMB/OIRA

Michael Leister
Marathon Petroleum

Jennifer Brosnahan
DOT

Arthur Rypinski
DOT/OST

Jerry McPhee
Occidental Petroleum

Tome White
DOE

Brian McCormack
WH/SIEA

Karen St.John
BP America

Alfonse Mannato
API

Job Serebrov
USDA-Office of General Counsel

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