API applauds House repeal of BLM Planning 2.0 Rule

Erik Milto said more than 80 percent of voters support increased development of U.S. oil and natural gas.
Erik Milto said more than 80 percent of voters support increased development of U.S. oil and natural gas. | File photo
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule regarding the advancement of oil and gas on public lands was retracted this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, to the strong approval of the American Petroleum Institute (API).  
“Today’s vote in the House is a step forward for the responsible development of energy resources and for all Americans who benefit from domestic energy production,” API Director of Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito said.
API was concerned with the proposed plan because it risked the “land use planning process.” Milito said. “It’s important that BLM’s resource management process prioritizes and grows federal production to further unleash economic and national security benefits."
Milto said more than 80 percent of voters support increased development of U.S. oil and natural gas, and removing barriers to the development of these domestic resources will help create jobs, advance environmental stewardship, and strengthen national security.
API represents the oil and gas sector on Capitol Hill. 

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