Dem Urges WH To Reject Proposal To Delay Oil And Gas Lease Payments

“Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is urging the White House not to approve a proposal that would delay payments for companies that drill on public lands.

Last week, a possible final rule from the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) titled “ONRR Reporting and Royalty Payment Delay Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” was sent to the White House for review.

In his letter, Grijalva stated that the administration has “refused” to give staffers information about the rule.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill May 27, 2020.