Head of oil lobbying group to resign

Jack Gerard, the head of the main lobbying group for the oil and natural gas industry, announced he is stepping down in August. 

In a statement, Gerard celebrated the oil industry's accomplishments during his tenure.

"Serving the oil and natural gas industry during this historic time, when an American energy renaissance has made the U.S. the world's leading producer and refiner of oil and natural gas, has been among the most fulfilling professional experiences of my career. We have accomplished what few would have imagined: important public policy victories at all levels of government, and a revitalized association that has expanded globally and added significant strength to its advocacy capabilities."

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I wonder here is he going next and who will replace him.

The departure opens up one of the most powerful and prestigious lobbying positions in Washington, creating the potential for a broader shakeup in the industry. Gerard earned $6.3 million in total compensation from API in 2015, the most recent year for which tax records are publicly available.

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Under Gerard, API doubled its membership and increased its clout in Washington. He fought off numerous attempts at climate change policies by the federal government and pushed back against some offshore drilling standards that the industry saw as unnecessary.

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Very important job I would say, considering all the thieves and left wing treehuggers trying to destroy the energy industry. 

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How often is the impending resignation of someone who has spent a decade bribing politicians in order to push their pro-pollution, pro-corporation agenda considered to be newsworthy?

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Coincidentally, the Trump Administration announced they expect to appoint a new EPA head in August.

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5 hours ago, Stephen said:

How often is the impending resignation of someone who has spent a decade bribing politicians in order to push their pro-pollution, pro-corporation agenda considered to be newsworthy?

what? Bribing politicians?  No way! 

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