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Taxpayer, Environmental and Union Groups Support Amendment to Ensure Oil Companies Pay Fair Share

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June 21, 2001

Dear Representative Maloney:

In June, 2000 the Minerals Management Service (MMS) implemented a final oil valuation rule that collects $70 million more from oil companies for drilling on federal and Indian lands. As a result, the oil industry's decades-long practice of shortchanging the taxpayers was ended.

We are writing to voice our support for your Amendment that will ensure that fair market value is collected under Royalty in Kind programs as well.

Sincerely,

Ross Coen, Executive Director, Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility
American Federation of Government Employees
Steve Holmer, Campaign Coordinator, American Lands Alliance
Kay Hollestelle, Executive Director & President, The Children's Foundation
John C. Horning, Watershed Protection Program, Forest Guardians
Gawain Kripke, Director of Economic Campaigns, Friends of the Earth
Jim Turner, Executive Director, HALT: Americans for Legal Reform
Alyssondra Campaigne, Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Perry Shirley, Assistant Director, Navajo Nation Minerals Department
Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight
Joan Claybrook, President, Public Citizen
Wenonah Hauter, Director, Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program
Cena Swisher, Director of Green Scissors Program, Taxpayers for Common Sense
Anna Aurilio, Legislative Director, U.S. PIRG
Marcia Hanscom, Executive Director, Wetlands Action Network
Sue Gunn, Director of Budget and Appropriations, The Wilderness Society
Dan Heilig, Executive Director, Wyoming Outdoor Council 

 

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