As a professional, scientific association, AAPG is a credible source of information of interest to a wide spectrum of individuals. AAPG has a proud history of providing information to decision-makers and the public on matters concerning the science and profession of petroleum exploration.

In this role, AAPG has given testimony before the U.S. Congress, provided information to lawmakers on a national, state and local level, and has adopted statements that the association believes are of importance.

The following are the statements that are currently in effect. These will be reviewed periodically.

AAPG Statements Currently in Effect


Efforts to reform and reauthorize the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have been before Congress since 1992. For a variety of reasons, to date all efforts to achieve reauthorization of the ESA have failed. Congress and many interest groups and federal agencies acknowledge the need for substantial revision of the ESA. A compromise that will both protect endangered species and minimize the impact on private property has proved elusive.

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Focused research and development can make a significant contribution to sustaining the domestic petroleum industry.

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Petroleum exploration and production are extremely capital intensive and the role of taxation is very important to the development of oil and gas resources throughout the world.

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U.S. federal lands in the lower 48 states and Alaska contain potentially large domestic oil and natural gas resources, yet in many cases access to these lands is either prohibited or highly restricted, preventing the development of these resources on behalf of the American people. Debate about access to these lands is centered on domestic petroleum production and environmental impact.

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AAPG is concerned that the United States faces an energy supply shortfall.

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