BLM Wants Oil and Gas Operators to Set Their Own Royalty Rates for Public Lands Drilling

Source: Inside Climate News

High Country News

A top official at the Bureau of Land Management instructed state offices to allow oil and gas operators to set their own rates for the royalties they pay the government when they lease public lands for drilling, according to an internal email obtained by High Country News. The directive is the latest evidence of the Trump administration using the pandemic to justify bolstering the industry.

read more