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API Statement on Natural Gas and Oil Leasing on Federal Lands and Waters

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“Restricting development on federal lands and waters is nothing more than an ‘import more oil’ policy. Energy demand will continue to rise—especially as the economy recovers—and we can choose to produce that energy here in the United States or rely on foreign countries hostile to American interests. With this move, the administration is leading us toward more reliance on foreign energy from countries with lower environmental standards and risks to hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in government revenue for education and conservation programs. We stand ready to engage with the Biden administration on ways to address America’s energy challenges, but impeding American energy will only serve to hurt local communities and hamper America’s economic recovery.”

Without access to energy development on federal lands and waters,API最近的分析显示美国能源供应将转向外国来源,使近一百万美国人失去工作,增加二氧化碳排放2为教育和关键保护项目提供资金的排放和减少收入。

美国石油学会代表了美国天然气和石油工业的各个领域,支持了一千万个以上的美国工作岗位,并得到了数百万美国人日益壮大的草根运动的支持。我们的600名成员生产、加工和分配全国大部分能源,并参与API能源卓越, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.