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2021年1月27日的华盛顿 - 美国石油研究所(API)今天警告限制了联邦土地和水域生产的国内能源,不会破坏环境进展,造成的美国工作,危险教育和保护资金,并将美国依赖外国能源。

“我们分享了拜登总统寻求气候变化的目标,以美国创新和美国能源和技术工会工人提供动力,”API总裁兼首席执行官Mike Sommers说。“不幸的是,今天的执行行动停止租赁是向我们国家经济复苏和环境进步的一步向后,威胁要花费成千上万的就业和急需的收入,同时通过将过渡到更清洁的燃料减缓来增加排放量。”

“With a stroke of a pen, the administration is shifting America’s bright energy future into reverse and setting us on a path toward greater reliance on foreign energy produced with lower environmental standards,” Sommers said. “Limiting domestic energy production is nothing more than an ‘import more oil’ policy that runs counter to our shared goal of emissions reductions and will make it harder for local communities to recover from the pandemic.”

While this move suspends new leasing, this decision appears to be a first step toward a policy of banning natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters. According to anAPI analysis不,在联邦土地和水域上没有发展,煤炭使用将增加15%,电力部门的二氧化碳排放量将增加到2030年。在奥巴马时代BOEM reportanalyzing the effects of offshore leasing restrictions, experts found that America’s greenhouse gas emissions will be little affected and could, in fact, increase slightly in the absence of new offshore leasing. The report cites foreign sources of oil would substitute for reduced American offshore supply, and that production and subsequent transport of foreign oil would emit more GHG emissions.

TheAPI analysisalso found that a federal leasing and development ban would cost nearly 1 million American jobs by 2022 and put $9 billion in government revenue at risk.像新墨西哥一样的状态, where one-third of the state’s public-school funding is supported by natural gas and oil production, would be hit especially hard and lose 62,000 jobs.

API代表了美国天然气和石油工业的所有部分,支持超过一百万美国的工作,并被成长的基层衡量数百万美国人。我们的600名成员制作,流程和分销全国的大多数能量,并参与API Energy endervence., 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.