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Aliyah Rich, (571) 306-0483

Don't Trust API to Address the Climate Crisis


Today, in response to news that the American Petroleum Institute (API) has reversed its previous position and now supports putting a price on carbon emissions, Accountable.US released the following statement:

"For decades, the American Petroleum Institute has undermined climate science and fought meaningful efforts to meet the climate crisis head on. To put it bluntly - they cannot be trusted," said Kyle Herrig president of Accountable.US.

Accountable.US is a nonpartisan watchdog that exposes corruption in public life and holds government officials and corporate special interests accountable by bringing their influence and misconduct to light. In doing so, we make way for policies that advance the interests of all Americans, not just the rich and powerful.