Governor Gordon testifies to the U.S. Senate Committee that the Biden administration’s policy is harmful to Wyoming’s economy.
During testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, Governor Mark Gordon stressed the importance of oil and gas leasing on federal lands in Wyoming, and emphasized that the current moratorium is both unnecessary and discriminatory.
The Governor noted that Wyoming ranks first in natural gas production on public lands and second in oil, and that this production is vital to the funding of schools, health care, public safety and other essential services. Total energy related revenues from public lands in Wyoming generated $457 million last fiscal year. Approximately $5.7 million of that was due to lease sales, but Wyoming has seen no lease sale revenues this year because of the moratorium.
Read the Governor Gordon’s announcement here.