Users of national parks and other public lands pay handsomely for MAGA members’ sweetheart deal for energy donors

WASHINGTON, DC — The MAGA-led House of Representatives beginning tomorrow will consider bills that overwhelmingly benefit some of the richest companies in the world at the expense of Americans who use parks and other lands administered by the federal government. 

The MAGA majority is launching a sad defense of a broken system that overwhelmingly benefits some of the most powerful companies in the world, just to appease their political donors. All Americans who enjoy visiting wild places that are part of their national heritage will pay the price for these egregious giveaways.”

Chris Marshall, a spokesperson for Accountable.US.

Here’s some of the worst of the bills expected to be voted upon on the House floor this week, as early as tomorrow: 

  • Controversial Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s H.R. 6009 would block the Biden administration’s proposed reforms to federal oil and gas leasing and permitting programs.  Accountable.US has found that the biggest companies who benefit from the current system made over $100 billion in one year, while cheating on their royalty obligations, which pay in part national parks and other services administered by the federal government. Accountable.US joined dozens of partners in opposing the bill.
  • H.R. 987 is a rambling screed against the Biden administration’s energy policies that is opposed by dozens of conservation organizations across the country. 
  • H.R. 7023 would make it easier for big polluters to contaminate water supplies with harmful chemicals. 

Also, tomorrow the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee will markup this bill among others:

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