Though PBPA is a regional association, our members are still affected by the rules and laws passed by our Federal Government and Federal Agencies. PBPA actively watches and participates in the Federal process by meeting with members of Congress directly, to communicate our members’ needs and to make sure that they have voice in the National Capitol.

PBPA actively follows newly proposed rules and regulations within many federal agencies and often submits comments on behalf of our membership to assist in the process. PBPA has developed a reputation as a group willing to fight to protect its members’ interest even if that means taking on a Federal Agency in court. Since 2007, PBPA has filed two suits to prevent overzealous regulation that would unjustifiably harm and possibly bring to a standstill oil and gas production in the Permian Basin. Read more about PBPA's newsworthy activities in the Newsroom.