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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...

The Hypocrisy of a Mandated Industry Demanding a Free Market

A recent opinion piece in the Washington Examiner, A higher ethanol blend should be your choice, not the government’s was a fascinating display of hypocrisy. It called for a free market, while simultaneously turning a blind eye to the government...

/ June 27, 2017

Boaters Beware – Higher Ethanol Blends Could Leave You Drydocked, or drifting at Sea…

As the days grow longer and the mercury rises, boating season gets into full swing. For the next several months, sportsman, families, and boating enthusiasts alike will hit the water to cool off and enjoy all that a boating has...

/ June 19, 2017

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