WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) todaysubmitted comments对美国内政部（DOI）关于持续的天然气和石油租赁以及美国的美国经济增长和气候进展对联邦土地和水域开发的重要性。API Vice President of Upstream Policy Kevin O’Scannlain urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to account for the economic and environmental benefits that federal natural gas and oil production provides to local communities and the entire country during the department’s review of the program and expeditiously lift the federal leasing pause.
“The U.S. is now the global leader in both emissions reductions and energy production, thanks to the innovation and vitality of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry,” API Vice President of Upstream Policy Kevin O’Scannlain said. “We believe it is critically important to bring proper attention to the enormous benefits derived from continued oil and natural gas exploration and development on federal lands and waters – both for our economy and our environment. It is just as critical we highlight that a ban or significant curtailment of new oil and natural gas leasing would effectively reduce our domestic energy supply and will not reduce demand.Enacting these policies means only that we will likely import more oil and natural gas from countries with lower environmental standards and could revert back to coal for power generation,resulting in higher emissions domestically, precisely the opposite of the administration’s intended effect.”
API’s recently unveiled气候行动框架outlines industry initiatives and government actions to support a lower carbon future while ensuring access to affordable, reliable energy produced in the U.S.
“Policies aimed at slowing or stopping oil and natural gas production on federal lands and waters will ultimately prove harmful to our national security, environmental progress and economic strength,” added O’Scannlain. “National energy demand will continue to rise, and banning or greatly hindering leasing and development on federal lands and waters would threaten decades of American energy and climate progress and return us to greater reliance on foreign energy with lower environmental standards and coal for power generation. Perhaps most pointedly, any forced decrease in domestic production of natural gas will lead to higher GHG emissions.”
美国生产者为世界市场提供天然气和石油供应的能力也带来了global environmental benefits和排放减少。正如o'scannlain指出，“美国LNG出口将使达到巴黎协议的雄心 - 模特的雄心，表明，在没有获得天然气的情况下，无法实现这一重要协议，这些协议提供了向较低碳的途径转变为较低的国家，同时确保发展中国家的数百万人并保持电力。“
- In 2019, DOI disbursed nearly $12 billion generated from energy production on federal lands and waters to the U.S. Treasury and state governments. Over the past decade, DOI has disbursed on average $10 billion dollars annually.
- In 2020, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is funded almost entirely by offshore oil and gas natural revenues, distributed over $227 million across the country for outdoor recreation and conservation efforts.
- Doi最近宣布了16亿美元的资金通过Great American Outdoors Act能源发展所提供的,这是菲德尔al lands and water, to address critical deferred maintenance projects and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure in national parks, national wildlife refuges and recreation areas, and Bureau of Indian Education schools.
To ensure the benefits and revenues provided by federal natural gas and oil production remain steady and strong, O’Scannlain stated, “DOI policy decisions must balance many factors, including setting royalty rates and other revenue producing charges at levels that will continue to attract the investments needed to produce domestic oil and natural gas on federal lands and waters.”
API代表所有的美国的自然gas and oil industry, which supports more than ten million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate inAPI Energy Excellence，通过培养新技术和透明报告，加速环境和安全进展。API于1919年成立为标准制定组织，已开发出超过700个标准，以提高运营和环境安全，效率和可持续性。
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