The Obama administration leased more than 1.75 million acres of federal lands to oil and gas companies last year.
“Senator Murkowski’s energy plan is a lesson in ignoring inconvenient truths. It flat out ignores any harmful effect of global climate change. It ignores the vast swaths of unused acreage that the oil and gas industry has already leased.
The oil and gas industry claims that the only way to address our country’s numerous energy issues is to open more public lands and waters to oil and natural gas drilling.
Two letters to Congress opposing the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act that was debated in June 2012.
The first letter is co-signed by more than a dozen groups, citing numerous concerns with the entire bill package.
Four bills that will likely pass the House Natural Resources Committee will cause more problems than they solve, according to The Wilderness Society.
Shell Oil saw an 11% jump in profits over this time last year, raking in $7.7 billion in just three months.