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Long statement on Obama administration's five-year plan for offshore oil and natural gas lease sales

Washington, DC, November 18, 2016

Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today following President Obama’s administration’s five-year plan for offshore oil and natural gas lease sales.

"This administration has proven time and time again that they would rather pass through last minute rules and regulations than go through Congress," said Rep. Long. "As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Energy and Power and former businessman, I know what negative effects these 'plans' can have on businesses. With a new administration coming in, these types of plans are unacceptable. I will do all that I can to make sure this plan is overturned.”

Today, the Obama administration released a five-year plan for offshore drilling, which included a section that stated the Arctic would be off limits for oil and natural gas lease sales. 

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