“We applaud Senator Heinrich for his leadership,” said Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, executive director of the Western Environmental Law Center, based in Taos, New Mexico. “This legislation would provide revenue stability and predictability for states, counties, and Tribes. Yet as written, the legislation also preserves the temptation for boom time revenue. This would serve to drive policies and political positions to maintain or increase production and thereby compromise revenue diversification efforts. The legislation could be substantially strengthened by directly decoupling states, counties, and Tribes from their dependence on federal oil and gas revenue.”

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