Manufacturing

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Petrochemicals

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Petrochemicals

Preface: So, I was asked if we can somehow tie Moon Day with petrochemicals. I said that I’m pretty sure space suits are made from synthetic materials, so that’s a pretty good tie-in. Well, it turns out that the space...

/ July 19, 2017

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Progress in the 2.5 Years since Authorization

It’s been two and a half years since Congress granted the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program long-term authorization.  The CFATS program requires facilities that have chemicals at DHS’s thresholds to report them.  If DHS determines...

Breaking Through the Red Tape: A Look at EPA Regulatory Reform

In conversations surrounding regulatory reform, I’ve noticed a common misperception that the oil and gas industry wants the freedom to do whatever it wants – whenever it wants – with no government intervention. Let me just clear the air (pun...

/ June 9, 2017

Court Grounds FAA Registration Rule for Millions of Drones…Time to Assess the Fallout

Government overreach is an issue that strikes a bipartisan chord.  For some, the May 19th ruling by a federal appeals court – which eliminates the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 requirement that hobbyists register their drones – may serve as...

/ June 1, 2017