25 March 2007 22:17 [Source: ICIS news]
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Charles Drevna, executive vice president of the association, said the refining and petrochemicals trade group will soon add staff to work Capitol Hill and advance the industry’s cause with news media and the public.
He declined to say how many personnel might be added and noted that the association also will expand use of outside consultants to argue the industry’s case before policymakers in
“We will do what is necessary to effect the changes in policy that we think are necessary,” Drevna said.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 32nd annual NPRA petrochemicals conference, Drevna said his expanded staff will be advocating policy changes on access to more domestic oil and gas resources, environmental legislation and chemical plant site security law and regulations.
“If you think we’ve been aggressive before, wait till you see us now,” he said.
The petrochemicals conference, which is expected to draw 3,300 registered participants, runs through Tuesday.
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