Senators issue statements on oil and gas permits

 


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently signed a secretarial order to help streamline the backlogged permitting process for mineral leases on federal lands.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., applauded the decision, which directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to not only address the current permitting backlogs, but identify areas where improvements in the oil and gas leasing program can be made. The order also directs the BLM to look for solutions to improve access to additional parcels of federal land that are appropriate for mineral development.

“It is important that the f...



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