Bill Text: MI SR0067 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: A resolution to oppose the suspension of all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-06-17 - Referred To Committee On Energy And Technology [SR0067 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-SR0067-Introduced.html

 

 

senate resolution no.67

Senators Bumstead, Theis, Nesbitt, Lauwers and Zorn offered the following resolution:

A resolution to oppose the suspension of all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Whereas, The Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska is believed to contain up to 11 billion barrels of oil. In 2017, Congress approved legislation to open the federal lands on ANWR to energy development. The law established an oil and gas program and required at least two area-wide lease sales in the ANWR's Coastal Plain by the end of 2024; and

Whereas, The development of the ANWR's oil and gas resources will further American energy independence and security. The Energy Information Administration estimates that crude oil imports will decline by one barrel for every barrel of ANWR oil production; and

Whereas, The federal government will benefit from new revenue generated from lease sales, royalties, and taxes for the life of the ANWR field production. Some estimates show new revenue could be as much as $296 billion; and

Whereas, Energy production in the ANWR's Coastal Region will be good for the local economy, generating approximately 55,000 to 130,000 jobs. The development has support from the only village inside the ANWR's boundary; and

Whereas, On June 1, 2021, President Biden announced the suspension of oil and gas leases in the ANWR, threatening American energy independence, federal revenue, and good-paying jobs; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That we oppose the suspension of all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to President Biden and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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