IPAA: Agency cooperation needed for public land access

An independent producer group said that new government surveys show there is reason to be optimistic that there is more undiscovered oil and gas within US public lands than once thought. However, producers say they are worried that the wide differences in various agency analyses, coupled with burdensome regulations, could mean that companies find it difficult to bring that oil and gas to market.Late last month the US Department of Energy and two agencies within the Department of Interior—the US Geological Survey and the Bureau of Land Management—released surveys that assessed the amount of undiscovered oil and natural gas thought to be located within portions of the nation'...

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