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Statement on California’s Cap-and-Trade Legislation by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

July 19, 2017

“Last year, when California policymakers established the world’s most stringent 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal, all knew that achieving it would be difficult, technologically challenging, and would require bipartisan leadership.

“The bipartisan cap-and trade package passed this week is the best, most balanced way for California to comply with state law requiring reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“As lawmakers considered the options, cap-and-trade was not the only proposed mechanism that could have been imposed to ensure California’s compliance with the...

New Economic Analysis Details Petroleum Industry’s Significant Contribution to California’s Economy

June 08, 2017

Industry sustains 368,100 jobs; generates $26.4 billion in state and local tax revenues; $148 billion in total economic value larger than 15 U.S. state economies.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new economic study released today by The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) details the oil and gas industry’s sizable economic and fiscal impacts on California’s economy and also identifies the user industries of...

WSPA President Statement on SB 775

May 01, 2017



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May 1, 2017

CONTACT: Kara Siepmann, 916.325.3110


Catherine Reheis-Boyd, WSPA president, releases statement regarding SB 775

“We believe a well-designed cap and trade program is critical to meeting California’s 2030 greenhouse gas...

New VP of Strategic Communications, Media Relations Manager and Public Relations Manager at WSPA

March 29, 2017

New VP of Strategic Communications, Media Relations Manager and Public Relations Manager at WSPA


SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The communications department of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) added diverse experience and expertise by the addition of three new team members, WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd announced today.

“Our industry has a great story to tell and we have hired a team with the talent and enthusiasm to do it effectively,” Reheis-Boyd, said. “We sought best-of-class talent, and we found it.”


Oyango Snell Joins WSPA as New General Counsel

March 23, 2017


SACRAMENTO, Calif.—  The newly created position of In-House General Counsel for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) was filled by the hiring of Oyango Snell, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, WSPA President, announced today.

“Oyango is an outstanding attorney with extensive and successful experience in working with industries like ours,” Reheis-Boyd, said.   “He will play a key role at WSPA as we confront the complex legal challenges facing our members.”

Oyango is moving from Washington D.C., where he currently serves as Counsel, State Government Relations, for the...