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EIA: Sales of Energy From Federal Lands Down 7% Last Year


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2014 -

According to new numbers released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), total sales of fossil fuels from energy production on federal and Indian lands decreased by 7 percent last year. This is latest example of how the Obama Administration continues to block American energy production on federal lands and waters. 

“American families cannot afford four-dollar gasoline prices, but instead of increasing access to our own energy resources right here at home, President Obama is placing them off-limits. The Obama Administration is restricting American energy production wherever and whenever possible and these new numbers from EIA are further proof of that. President Obama has imposed a defacto drilling moratorium on new offshore drilling, canceled both onshore and offshore lease sales, and imposed layer upon layer of red-tape to make it harder to develop our energy resources,” said House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Hastings.  “In order to create an America that works, we need access to affordable and reliable energy. That’s why next week the House will consider H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act. This common sense legislation will remove Obama Administration’s roadblocks to American energy production on federal lands and say ‘YES’ to over a million more American jobs, lower gasoline prices, and American energy security.”

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