WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the GOP leadership of the House Committee on Natural Resources announced they would hold an oversight hearing to launch partisan attacks against Biden’s popular conservation Initiatives and Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland.
The MAGA majority is far more interested in partisan attacks on the administration and doing the bidding of industry executives than fighting for their own constituents. Rather than protecting consumers from Big Oil’s brutal price gouging and dangerous pollution, they’re attacking widely supported protections for irreplaceable natural places and waterways.”
Jordan Schreiber, Director of Energy and Environment.
Facts to remember ahead of the GOP’s House oversight hearing:
- President Biden’s conservation plan is incredibly popular, supported by 90% of Democrats, 72% of Republicans and 68% of Independents.
- Onshore oil and gas production on public lands never stopped – in fact, it is up under the Biden administration. The US produced more oil in 2022 from federal onshore sites than any time in the past decade.
- Over half of the 26 million acres of federal land currently under oil and gas leasing is sitting unused.
- The Biden Administration approved more permits to drill on public lands in two years than the Trump administration approved during an entire administration.