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The P.I.L.L.R. Act and what it could mean for Wyoming

Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney has introduced a bill called the P.I.L.L.R (Payment In Lieu Of Lost Revenues) Act, developed in conjunction with...
Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 5:52 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney has introduced a bill called the P.I.L.L.R (Payment In Lieu Of Lost Revenues) Act, developed in conjunction with Dr. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources.

The bill outlines money given to energy states, based on a 10-year average rate that would help support and recover lost revenue with federal funds.

In Wyoming, this funding would help support Schools and First Responders that have taken the direct hit with the cut to Oil and Gas.

As the courts continue to decide on the legality of the oil leasing bans on public lands, state departments and people go without.

According to Cheney, Wyoming has the capacity for making cleaner energy than current international sources. Countries that don’t produce climate-compliant energy.

However, the federal ban is keeping Wyoming from using these technologies and resources.

“Instead of saying we have the ability to be energy independent. We have the ability to produce the energy that we need. We have the ability to do it in a way that is cleaner than anyplace else in the world. Instead of encouraging all of that, the Biden administration is trying to put a halt to it. While at the same time they look for ways to release money...To release reserves, from the strategic petroleum reserves. It just makes no sense,” said Rep. Liz Cheney, (R) Wyoming.

According to Cheney Wyoming’s ability to diversify our energy sources, whether through oil, gas, wind, solar coal, or nuclear means Wyoming should be leading as a national energy source provider.

For more information on the PILLR Act bill click here. For information on Rep. Liz Cheney and her bill click here.

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