- To examine recent management of oil and gas lease sales by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
- The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) gives the Secretary of the Interior the authority to sell leases for the development of fossil fuels on federal lands.
- Under the MLA, BLM is authorized to conduct competitive and noncompetitive leasing of lands for oil and gas production and exploration.
- Recently, BLM has faced logistical and other challenges to its leasing process which may necessitate a change in how it conducts lease sales.
The Honorable Neil Kornze
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of Interior
Witnesses and testimonies
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