“Our nation faces a profound climate crisis that is impacting every American. The Interior Department has an obligation to responsibly manage our public lands and waters – providing a fair return to the taxpayer and mitigating worsening climate impacts – while staying steadfast in the pursuit of environmental justice. This review outlines significant deficiencies in the federal oil and gas programs, and identifies important and urgent fiscal and programmatic reforms that will benefit the American people.” —Interior Secretary Deb Haaland
In Episode 231 of District of Conservation, Gabriella dives deep into the new Department of Interior report on the current federal oil and gas onshore and off-shore leasing program. She points out the similarities it has to the Obama administration’s War on Coal and regulations/statements issued that decimated the coal industry between 2008-2016. Plus, some good news about monarch butterflies. Tune in!
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Land and Water Conservation Fund – Offshore Oil and Gas Royalties