“The Biden administration inherits a strong American energy outlook, and ensuring access to federal leasing and energy development is imperative to continuing low household energy costs, record greenhouse gas emissions reductions and reduced reliance on foreign energy,” API SVP of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola said. “Oil and natural gas production from federal lands and waters provide affordable and reliable energy, and revenues derived from this leasing program support important priorities across the country, including education, infrastructure and conservation. We encourage DOI to undertake this review expeditiously and fully reinstate federal oil and gas leasing. Our industry looks forward to continuing our long-standing collaboration with DOI to help meet the dual challenge of reducing emissions while providing affordable and reliable energy for the American people.”
As outlined in a new气候行动框架released by API earlier today, the natural gas and oil industry supports the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and is committed to supporting both industry and government actions to address the risks of climate change and build on the progress the nation has made in driving emissions to generational lows. A long-term ban or significant curtailment of federal oil and natural gas leasing, however, would be counterproductive to this shared goal.
根据OnLocation最近为API准备的一份分析报告，如果出现长期禁令或大幅削减联邦租赁和开发，到2030年，煤炭使用量将增加15%，电力部门的二氧化碳排放量将增加5.5%。此外，奥巴马时代BOEM reportanalyzing the effects of offshore leasing restrictions found that U.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 energy sources would substitute for reduced American offshore supply, and that increased production and subsequent transport of foreign oil would lead to higher GHG emissions than energy produced here in the United States.
API最近的分析also showed a long-term ban of leasing and development on federal lands and waters would cause U.S. energy supply to shift to foreign sources, cost nearly one million American jobs, and reduce revenue that funds education and key conservation programs.
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.
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