GOP Offshore Drilling Proposal Triggers Debate

The Hill cited Myron Ebell on a proposed bill that would give states a larger share of royalties to incentivize them to back expanded offshore drilling.

Myron Ebell, the director of International Environmental Policy at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, testified that the bill would be a win for states opposed to offshore drilling because it would give them power to definitively say no to drilling.

“It’s the idea that if a state wants a moratorium on offshore development they can actually get it. They don’t have to apply political pressure, they can actually say we want a moratorium and here is what we are willing to pay for it,” said Ebell, a vocal champion of President Trump’s energy policy.

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