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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “renewable fuel standards, ozone regulations and a ban on crude oil exports all made sense when they were instituted, but it’s 2015 now and the shale gas boom has so changed the U.S. energy landscape that the old rules are outdated.”  

“That was American Petroleum Institute president Jack Gerard’s message Tuesday during his annual ‘state of energy address’ in Washington, which coincided with the first session day of the 114th Congress.”  

“The API is a trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, representing about 400 energy companies. Those companies are emboldened by oil-friendly Republicans’ wins in November, and Mr. Gerard said it’s time to throw out antiquated policies.”

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