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Biden Can Boost Energy Production—and Protect National Parks

Chris Barnard writes in The Wall Street Journal on the importance of offshore energy production.

The C3 Take
  • The Department of Interior’s offshore oil and gas leasing program is set to expire in June.
  • If the Biden administration allows this to happen, we will lose significant funding for national parks and conservation projects.
  • In Gulf states like Louisiana and Texas, offshore oil and gas production contributes billions to state budgets, supports countless jobs, and provides funding for local environmental projects.
  • By extending the oil and gas leasing program, the Biden administration can protect our environment and bolster domestic energy security.

“We cannot allow funding for conservation projects to disappear overnight. The revenue from offshore drilling is crucial to the American economy, to our energy security, and to the preservation of our natural and historical landmarks.”

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