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On Wednesday, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) introduced the Federal Land Freedom Act. This legislation would empower states to control the development and production of all forms of energy on all available federal land within their state boundaries. It would also cut red tape that hinders a state’s ability to develop energy resources on federal land.

“The Biden Administration has launched a war on American energy so states must take matters into their own hands,”  said Congressman Andy Biggs.  “My legislation would help states increase energy production by eliminating overbearing bureaucratic red tape and expanding available land for energy production.

“America offers robust energy resources. They must be used to help curb inflation and make the nation energy independent again.

“For years, Senator Inhofe has championed this bill in the Senate. His leadership on energy issues will be missed in the new Congress. I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead this important legislation in the House of Representatives.”

Co-sponsors include: Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT), Representative Stephanie Bice (R-OK), and Representative Paul A. Gosar DDS (R-AZ).

The legislation may be read here.


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