API Issues New Standards for Drillers for “Community Engagement”

Fred Rogers - Won't You Be My NeighborWith echoes of Fred Rogers singing, “Won’t you be my neighbor?,” yesterday the American Petroleum Institute issued a first-of-its-kind industry standard for how shale drillers should treat the neighbors. The API’s new Community Engagement Guidelines is a template for neighborly etiquette. The API wants their outline to become the “gold standard for good neighbor policies that address community concerns, enhance the long-term benefits of local development, and ensure a two-way conversation regarding mutual goals for community growth,” according to an API director of standards David Miller. Below we have the press announcement and a full copy of the new standard/template for how drillers should treat the neighbors…

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