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Houston (17 February 2017) – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
“IADC and its members are looking forward to working with Administrator Pruitt on a wide variety of high-profile regulations that carry with them the ability to deeply impact oil and gas activities in this country. Given his background, and his Oklahoma roots, we expect that Administrator Pruitt has a unique understanding of our industry and the vitally important role it plays in the U.S. economy. In his committee hearing, he confirmed his belief that one can be pro-energy while also being pro-environment and stated unequivocally that the EPA serves a very important and very valuable role.”
“IADC seeks to serve as an educative resource for the Agency as it moves forward under the leadership of Administrator Pruitt. As always, IADC looks forward to working with EPA officials to ensure that all policies support the continuation of the U.S. oil and gas industry as an energy powerhouse, providing the energy that powers our country’s economy.”
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.