93 NGOs Tell Bernhardt to Reject Royalty Relief for Oil and Gas

April 09, 2020

NRDC led a letter from the environmental and public interest community to the Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt, urging him to reject calls to grant royalty relief and other favors to the oil and gas industry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such a bailout would put corporate profits above the emergency response required to mitigate the public health and economic crisis, deprive state and federal treasuries of funds they desperately need right now, and lock in dirty energy extraction, without providing relief to workers or communities.