API: Industry improves environmental record

The U.S. oil industry's environmental, health, and safety records continue to improve. So says the American Petroleum Institute's fourth annual environmental performance report. API measures performance in eight categories: chemical releases, workplace safety, environmental spending, refinery waste management, oil spills, underground storage tanks, gasoline vapor controls, and used oil recycling. Michael Canes, API vice-president for policy analysis, statistics, and information systems, said, "This report provides evidence, using objective measures, of achievements by the U.S. petroleum industry. While we have more work to do, the trend in the petroleum industry is in the...

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