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Dear Gina

The Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF) this week sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to detail issues with the proposed carbon standards for existing power plants. PBEF, of which AFPM is a member, expressed five concerns:  •...

/ July 23, 2014

Making Sense of Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) and We Aren’t Talking About Your Work Schedule

As policymakers debate fiscal issues, including deficit reduction efforts, some have called for a retroactive repeal of the “last-in, first-out,” (LIFO) an inventory accounting method used by nearly 40 percent of U.S. businesses.

/ July 22, 2014

No Virginia, the Obama Administration didn’t just legalize crude oil exports

Contrary to many highly misleading media reports (See here, here, and here) the Obama Administration did not just unilaterally undo several laws that have been on the books for decades, to allow the unfettered export of US crude oil. It’s...

/ July 21, 2014

A Cautionary Tale – GHG NSPS Not Just for Utilities

Some in the refining industry breathed a sigh of relief when the Obama Administration signaled earlier this year that they would not propose a refinery greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) while they were in office. In addition, environmental...

/ July 17, 2014