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.
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.