Alliance Testifying on Public Participation in Oil and Natural Gas Leasing in U.S. House Subcommittee

June 20, 2019

DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will testify at a legislative hearing on Oil and Gas Development: Restoring Community Input and Public Participation in Leasing Decisions before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on the Energy and Mineral Resources. The hearing will take place Thursday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. ET. A live and archived webcast of the hearing will be available on the committee’s website.

Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma, will testify, “Contrary to its name, H.R. 3225 is not about restoring community input and public participation, which already exists at multiple points in the federal onshore oil and gas program. Rather, this bill is about tying up the process in so much red tape that it will become nearly impossible for BLM to administer it and undesirable for companies to operate on federal lands. Since companies develop the energy that all Americans own on their behalf, the effect of this bill would be less leasing and royalty revenue back to them. With all the extra red tape and regulatory overreach, the bill should instead be named the Keep It in the Ground Act.”

Her full testimony is available on the Alliance’s website.

What:   Oversight Hearing on Oil and Gas Development: Restoring Community Input and Public Participation in Leasing Decisions before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee
on the Energy and Mineral Resources

Who:     Western Energy Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma 

When:  June 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Western Energy Alliance will be available for questions prior to and after the hearing. 

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