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Legislation Would Marginalize Public Input on Offshore Fossil Fuel Leases


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Legislation Would Marginalize Public Input on Offshore Fossil Fuel Leases

Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources will vote on a bill today that could alter the longstanding practice of holding offshore fossil fuel lease sales in person and instead relegate them to an internet-based system. Proposed under the guise of efficiency, the switch will marginalize public input and comes amid rising public pressure to end new oil and gas leasing on public lands and oceans in the face of the growing climate crisis.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is scheduled to vote on House Resolution 5577 at 10 a.m. today.

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