Vet Voice Foundation Statement on Senator Bennet’s Legislation to Improve Oil and Gas Leasing & Cleanup on Public Lands

The Vet Voice Foundation’s Kate Hoit, a US Army veteran, released the following statement

“In the military, we are taught that if you start a job, you finish it, and if you make a mess, it’s
your responsibility to fix it. Unfortunately, the oil and gas industry has not played by these
commonsense rules. Right now, many oil and gas companies are leaving behind ‘orphaned’ oil
wells and decaying infrastructure on our public lands and sticking taxpayers with the bill for
clean-up. Senator Bennet’s bills are a great first step in holding those companies accountable
for cleaning up their own messes, safeguarding the public lands that America’s veterans risked
their lives to protect, and ensuring the American people’s voices are valued and considered in
decisions made about our public lands.”

The Oil and Gas Bonding Reform and Orphaned Well Remediation Act one-pager here.

The Public Engagement Opportunity on Public Land Exploration (PEOPLE) Act one-pager here.