Aug 31, 2021 IPAA Letter to House Resources Committee Opposing Reconciliation
Dear Chairman Grijalva:
The fight over the reconciliation legislation is one of the most consequential debates the women and men who work in America’s oil and natural gas patch have faced in decades. The reconciliation package being considered by the House Natural Resources Committee establishes new onerous regulatory requirements and penalties on the industry. Although the supporters of the bill claim these efforts are focused on environmental protection, this legislation has nothing to do with addressing climate change or protecting the environment. This legislation has one purpose, to decimate America’s oil and natural gas producers that operate on onshore and offshore federal lands.
Our nation’s oil and natural gas explorers and producers are committed to protecting the environment, reducing methane emissions and supporting jobs in local communities across the nation. All of that will be lost if the budget reconciliation package is approved. IPAA is strongly opposed to the budget reconciliation measure being considered by the Committee and urge all members to oppose this legislation