The American Petroleum Institute has named Peter Langley as the new executive director of the Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan.
"Langley will focus on energy priorities in the state, including generating more opportunities for economic benefits, and creating jobs in Michigan," API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson said in a news release. "He has been dedicated to developing key policy issues on behalf of Michigan voters over the past half-decade and understands the benefits that energy development and investment in infrastructure can bring to the state for decades to come."
Langley, a graduate of Northern Michigan University, is the former deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Senate Majority Leager Arlan Meekhof and also served in the Senate Majority Policy office amongst other roles.
"Enormous supplies of clean, affordable natural gas made possible by hydraulic fracturing have allowed natural gas to produce much more of American's electricity," Langley said. "This has been the largest contributor to the U.S. leading the world in reducing carbon emissions. Sharing this message will be a critical piece of our advocacy efforts."
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