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Legislative Issues

CIPA represents California oil and gas producers, service and supply companies, and royalty owners in legislative and regulatory issues at the Federal, State and local level.  CIPA aggressively promotes the industry and educates legislators, regulators, and the general public about the issues of the day.


Legislation aimed at hurting domestic oil and natural gas production has become some of the most contentious issues debated at the State Capitol.

To combat these growing threats, CIPA has effectively engaged in educating lawmakers about upstream activities and built coalitions to stop the most egregious bills from becoming law. 

CIPA and its industry allies have been successful in blocking most of the worst bills from advancing to the Governor’s desk.  CIPA has also worked with stakeholders to amend legislation to lessen the negative impact on domestic producers.

This track record continues in the current session of the Legislature with CIPA following nearly 60 pieces of legislation in the 2017-18 legislative year.