The industry receives discounted royalty rates on oil and gas coming from federal lands, and it’s the American taxpayer that pays the brunt of the consequences.
One way to do this – and increase the amount of clean, renewable energy coming from these lands is through a bill called the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.
Like a Saturday night at The Mirage, the bidding was fast paced and high stakes.
UPDATE: A bad bill is now even worse – an amendment has been added to the bill that would also remove the public’s ability to protest bad leasing and drilling decisions.
During the hearing – intended to focus on the President’s FY 2015 budget proposal – Interior Secretary Jewell was questioned on the Antiquities Act by the sponsor of the Preventing New Parks Bill, Congressman Rob Bishop.
April 3rd is an important day for clean energy – the date a congressional committee will consider reinstating a host of wind and solar tax incentives that have lapsed.