“In the West, oil and natural gas resources are inextricably bound to federal public lands, and therefore, to the men and women of the industry who work there. As much as we would like to avoid public lands because of their extensive red tape and time-consuming process, it’s nearly impossible to develop in the West without touching some federal lands and/or minerals,” said Sgamma. “With that attachment to the land, we take public lands stewardship very seriously. We’re proud that oil and natural gas on federal lands is done sustainably and furthers the goals of environmental justice. We’ve met every legitimate environmental challenge and continue to innovate to do even better. We’ve reduced the footprint on federal lands by up to 70% through advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.”
Sgamma’s full testimony is available on the Alliance’s website.
What: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the Department of the Interior’s onshore oil and natural gas leasing program
Who: Kathleen Sgamma, president of Western Energy Alliance
When: Tuesday, April 27th, 10:00 a.m. ET
Where: Online on the committee webpage.
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