Laura Berkey-Ames

All posts by Laura Berkey-Ames

Laura Berkey-Ames is the Manager of Government Relations for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit

AFPM Public Service Announcement: Don’t Drink and Drone

Friends don’t let friends drink and drone—but that’s just what happened to an inebriated off-duty employee from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in the early morning hours on January 26. And, it just so happened that his borrowed 2-foot by 2-foot...

/ February 2, 2015

‘Tis the Season for CFATS!

It has been a long road to get the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (HR 4007) across the finish line, but miracles never cease during the holiday season! As the 113th Congress came to...

/ December 22, 2014

Even Refining gets the Royal Touch!

Put down your popover, clotted cream and jam . . . For the Anglophiles out there who are also die-hard royal watchers, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the Valero Pembroke Refinery in southwest Wales earlier this month. The Duke and...

/ November 17, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline – Six Years in the Making and the U.S. is Still Waiting

Today marks six years since TransCanada first submitted its application to the U.S. State Department to construct the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline. After six years of delays, the pipeline seems more like a pipe dream than a tangible reality. The...

/ September 19, 2014