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BP statement in response to article on US National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lobbying

Release date: 23 January 2020

BP issued this statement in response to articles by Greenpeace and the Guardian on its consultation on NEPA

Greenpeace misconstrues BP’s position on the proposed modernization of the 40-plus year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).   BP strongly supports NEPA and has been working with the environmental and business community to ensure its continued effectiveness.   Neither BP nor API advocated to exclude all indirect GHG impacts from NEPA analysis. In fact, BP believes the NEPA analysis should include all direct and many indirect impacts.  BP has been focused on modernizing other areas of the law (e.g., enhancing interagency coordination) and has worked side-by-side with The Nature Conservancy and others to raise these issues.  BP will continue to advocate for changes through the rulemaking process, but only in a manner that is consistent with our strong support for the Paris ambitions.