Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oil Group Plans ‘Citizen’ Rallies in 5 States to Oppose Measures

"The American Petroleum Institute will sponsor rallies in five states next month aimed at linking the oil and gas industry to the health of the U.S. economy and blunting legislation it opposes in Congress.

API, the industry’s largest trade group, plans events with oil-company employees starting Sept. 1 in three Texas cities to oppose repealing tax breaks and increasing liability on companies for oil spills. Supporters say the legislation will help ensure offshore drillers are more cautious after the blowout of a BP Plc well spilled an estimated at 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico." More>>>>

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