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Crude by Rail Car Issues

Recorded On: 07/29/2014

This presentation will review the findings of the AFPM report. In addition, AFPM will discuss their support of a holistic approach to improving the safe transportation of crude oil by rail. The regulatory process underlying these goals must be data-driven, based upon sound science, subjected to a robust cost-benefit analysis, and developed in a transparent manner involving all stakeholders.

Sponsored by: Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Technical Director

David N. FriedmanVice President, Regulatory Affairs
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Washington, D.C.

As AFPM’s Regulatory Affairs Vice President, David is responsible for formulating and implementing the refining and petrochemical industries’ environmental, fuels, safety and security missions, including the development of Association policy on Congressional legislation and regulatory matters. Prior to being named Environmental Affairs Director in 2006, David was in charge of directing advocacy activities for the Association’s petrochemical membership, identifying, formulating and communicating industry policy positions to legislative and regulatory policymakers. AFPM’s members include more than 400 companies, including virtually all US refiners and petrochemical manufacturers.

David joined the organization in 2004 with more than 20 years of industry and trade association experience, most recently as Federal Government Relations Advisor for Exxon Mobil Corporation in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focused on federal issues affecting the refining, lubes and specialties, marketing, pipeline and marine business units. Previously, David represented trade associations for the forest products, railroad and natural gas pipeline industries on environmental, energy, transportation and technology policy matters.

David received an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.


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