AXPC Statement on BLM’s Public Lands Rule

Washington, DC – Today, American Exploration & Production Council CEO Anne Bradbury issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management finalized its so-called Conservation and Landscape Health Rule:

“AXPC companies support and encourage proper land management and conservation, but this latest rule is inconsistent with and outside the bounds of BLM’s statutory authority, and is part of the Biden administration’s playbook to restrict American energy production. BLM’s land-management authority is derived from the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and Mineral Leasing Act, and this rule amounts to an attempt by the administration to go around Congress to prevent reasonable mineral development that has been previously directed and authorized by Congress. AXPC is evaluating the next possible steps to address this flawed rule.”


  • Click HERE to read AXPC’s July, 2023 comment letter.

About AXPC
The American Exploration & Production Council is the national trade association that represents the leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. Our member companies represent 50 percent of the nation’s oil production and more than 50 percent of its natural gas production.

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