LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) joined members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt requesting expedited royalty relief for America’s energy producers.

The letter reads, in part, “we appreciate the work you have done to encourage energy producers, both onshore and offshore, to apply for royalty relief on a lease-by-lease basis. However, we encourage you to take additional action to streamline and expedite this process as soon as possible. We are concerned that the current process is unnecessarily onerous and lacks the clarity needed to provide swift relief.”

Read the full letter here.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“Expedited royalty relief is necessary to mitigate further oilfield job losses and disruptions to U.S. energy production. We should pursue every available measure at the federal and state level to protect American energy jobs and position the oil and gas industry for a solid recovery.”

Congressman Higgins has pushed several measures, including royalty and severance tax relief, to help protect Louisiana’s oil and gas jobs. To read more about those efforts, click here.

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