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We often hear that partisan politics have gridlocked Washington. But last week a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement to break a legislative deadlock on chemical safety reform. The result is a bill which is receiving positive reviews from industry as well as environmental groups.

Investors, communities and policymakers often have fundamental questions about the way we manage our social and environmental impacts. Oil and gas development – like all industrial processes – involves risk, and we are dedicated to managing and reducing that risk at every stage of our operations.


Sally Ride Tribute

Honoring Sally Ride

Posted: May 24, 2013 by Ken Cohen

We share Sally Ride’s recognition that science and engineering have the power to transform lives and address the challenges of the 21st century, from energy and information to agriculture and medicine. That’s why we were proud to work with her to promote STEM education.

Recently a collection of NGOs urged us to disassociate ourselves from a legal challenge to rules implementing the international transparency provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. Implied in the group’s request is that support for the court challenge is equivalent to opposing efforts to foster transparency. That implication is dead wrong.


Last week the White House announced its intention to make America “a magnet for jobs and manufacturing so we continue to build things the rest of the world buys.” One way to advance that worthy ambition – and to give the overall economy a much-needed lift – would be for the Obama administration to give…

Several items have caught my eye in recent weeks that reinforce the old dictum that states are the laboratories of democracy. Under our system of government, states and individual localities may adopt different policy approaches on a host of issues. The lessons and success of those policies can offer valuable guidance to other lawmaking and…


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