On March 10, 2021, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Fair Returns for Public Lands Act of 2021.
In reaction to the announcement, Vet Voice Foundation’s Kate Hoit, a U.S. Army veteran, released the following statement:
“Today, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Fair Returns for Public Lands Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill which will help fix the broken onshore oil and gas leasing system by putting an end to the industry’s sweetheart deals for public lands drilling. This bill can serve as a model for how Congress can work with the Biden administration as it undertakes an historic and long-overdue review of the federal leasing program. Our public lands play a pivotal role in veterans’ lives as they transition back to civilian life—and this bipartisan bill will put an end to billions of dollars in taxpayer losses and return those revenues to the states to invest back into our communities and public spaces that so many veterans and their loved ones rely on.”
Read more about the bill here.