Sen. Greg Evers listens to public testimony during a committee meeting at the Capitol. Photo Credit: Ana Goni-Lessan
A bill that seeks to encourage oil and gas exploration and drilling on state lands passed a Senate committee amid questions and some opposition.
SB 1158 by Sen. Greg Evers, R-Crestview, authorizes land management agencies to enter into private partnerships with businesses. Any resulting drilling agreements, he said, would require approval from the Cabinet and state permits still would be required.
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