The Bureau of Land Management just proposed a rule that would essentially codify the oil and gas reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act as well as make a few other important changes to the federal leasing program. The proposed rule would fundamentally change the way oil and gas leasing occurs on public lands, putting the federal government in the driver’s seat instead of the oil and gas companies that have driven the process for far too long. Kate and Aaron are joined by Taxpayers for Common Sense Vice President Autumn Hanna and Center for Western Priorities Policy Director Rachael Hamby to talk about it.
- Interior Department Takes Steps to Modernize Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands, Ensure Fair Return to Taxpayers – Interior Department
- Taking stock of the Biden administration’s oil and gas reforms – Westwise
- Zero Bids in Latest Oil & Gas Lease Sale of 2023 – Taxpayers for Common Sense
- President Biden Designates Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument – White House
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Featured image: BLM California/Flickr