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1965 API President “Meeting the Challenges of 1966”

This document, uncovered by Benjamin Franta in a letter to the Editor of Nature, contains the annual remarks of the American Petroleum Institute’s (“API”) President, Frank Ikard. Delivered in 1965, Ikard was preparing the oil industry for the challenges in the coming year. Significant for his acknowledgement of the 1965 Science Advisory Committee report (“Report”) that highlighted climate change and carbon emission hazards, Ikard worried of the industry’s challenges as they “grow in number, size, and complexity year by year.” In the face of The Water Quality Act, Clean Air Act amendment, and local regulations addressing pollution, Ikard said “[i]t takes no crystal ball to see that our involvement in government matters will intensify in the year ahead.”

1953 Esso Standard Oil Central Refinery Loss Committee Meeting Minutes

The 1953 Esso Standard Oil (Exxon) Central Refinery Loss Committee Meeting highlights the Subcommittee for Fundamental Research on Air and Water Pollution Abatement. The subcommittee was created to for the purpose of developing a program for researching air and water pollution. Inter-Office Correspondence within the company mentions the American Petroleum Institute Smoke and Fumes Committee doing air […]