Editor's note: In a Roll Call op-ed that ran today, API President and CEO Jack Gerard urges Congress not to make hasty, legislative and regulatory decisions following the Deepwater Horizon incident that could unfairly penalize oil and natural gas companies. Jack's comments are below:
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has created understandable new concerns over offshore oil and natural gas operations, and Americans are right to demand assurances that offshore operations are safe and not detrimental to our environment.
The oil and natural gas industry understands that, and our pledge from the very beginning has been to work day and night to help BP stop the leak, clean up the spill and find out what happened so we can put in place lasting solutions. Only then can Americans once again have... more »