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Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The Biden administration issued its highly anticipated report on the federal oil and gas leasing program. The report acknowledges how the oil and gas industry have benefited from low leasing and bonding rates. Over the past century this has resulted in millions of dollars lost to the state of Nevada. Revenue that could have benefited the state’s residents and tourists who enjoy Nevada’s vast public lands.

The following is a statement from Russell Kuhlman, Executive Director, Nevada Wildlife Federation:

“If the federal oil and gas program worked properly, Nevada -- a state without significant oil reserves -- would not have been a hotbed of oil and gas leasing over the past several years. It is past time for a new approach to public lands management, one that actually values wildlife conservation and the recreational opportunities Nevadans cherish. We thank President Biden and Secretary Haaland for this act of common sense and urge Congress to do its part.”


The Nevada Wildlife Federation is a 501(c)3 and is the oldest statewide conservation organization dedicated to sustaining Nevada’s natural resources for wildlife through conservation, preservation, and education.