U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming told attendees of at the CSG West Energy and Public Lands Committee there’s a movement on public lands.
“There are a lot of things that are happening on private land that are not happening on federal land,” he said, noting, in particular, energy development projects underway in places like North Dakota.
Karen Billups, the minority staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy, agreed.
“The oil and gas boom has been a private sector and state phenomenon,” she said. “The federal government seems to be dragging its feet.”