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CIPA Lobbies DC on Capitol Hill

Last week CIPA ventured to Washington D.C. to coordinate advocacy forces with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA). CIPA CEO Rock Zierman strategically serves on the boards of directors of both IPAA and DEPA. Zierman is a member of DEPA’s Executive Committee, serving as Vice President of the organization, which Mr. Harold Hamm, founder and owner of Continental Resources, continues to lead.During a wall-to-wall day of meetings on Wednesday, April 10, CIPA met with eleven members of California’s congressional delegation to advocate for California’s independent oil and gas producers. The bipartisan set of meetings the following offices:

  • Alex Padilla (D-California)

  • Lou Correa (D-Orange County)

  • Jim Costa (D-Central Valley)

  • Kevin Mullin (D-Bay Area)

  • Scott Peters (D-San Diego)

  • Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles)

  • Mike Garcia (R-Antelope Valley)

  • Kevin Kiley (R-Northern California)

  • Michelle Steel (R-Orange County)

  • David Valadao (R-Central Valley)

The meetings focused on various critical issues facing independent producers in California, ranging from reduced domestic production and increased imports, and connecting the continued push by state policymakers in California towards 100 percent reliance on foreign oil. Such reliance creates not only higher gas prices, but also will lead to national security concerns as America’s left flank, which is home to nearly 2 dozen military installations, could become energy deficient due to California’s policies.

Left behind after each meeting was this handout CIPA produced outlining the primary issues of concern for California producers. CIPA will continue to engage with these lawmakers in DC, as well as coordinate with our national partners at IPAA and DEPA.

For more information, contact Sean Wallentine.


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