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AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

  • 1.  AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 01-29-2021 10:33
    On Jan. 28, 2021, AAPL President Lester Zitkus, CPL, delivered a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior in response to the administration's oil and gas leasing pause.

    Read the complete letter on AAPL's News and Blog section of landman.org.


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    Andrea Spencer
    Fort Worth TX
    (817) 847-7700
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  • 2.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 02-01-2021 08:10
    Great letter.  Thank you for this!!!
    James Mayer
    Green Century Exploration & Production, LLC
    www.GreenCenturyResources.com

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    James Mayer
    Midland TX
    (432) 687-2777
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  • 3.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 02-02-2021 10:43
    I too concur, this is a great letter representing and on behalf of the AAPL Members.   Thank you Mr. Zitkus for your time and effort.

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    Robert Greiner RPL
    RKG Consulting Services
    Steubenville OH
    (412) 430-2915
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  • 4.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 02-02-2021 10:44
    We should all sign onto a letter collectively to the President and let him know that we are the individuals and the families that his anti fossil fuel regulations are impacting. Letters from organizations are super impactful but so are letters from We the People.

    A template we could use as a guide and the correct address or email would be most helpful. I am happy to help with this, who else wants to help?

    What do you all think?

    Michelle



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    Michelle Smith
    VP Land
    The Quiat Companies
    Denver, CO
    720 723 2770
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  • 5.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

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  • 6.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 30 days ago
    Michelle,

    Thank you for your membership and support! From my experience working for a federal agency within the very department that fields letters for a cabinet secretary, I can tell you that agencies consider coordinated multiple letter/email campaigns as spam, which dilutes the message and possibly casts AAPL in an unfavorable light. They just operate differently than legislatures and we want our message to remain strong. However, when dealing with the U.S. Congress or state legislators, those offices are always receptive to individual/group communications. Of course, you may always send a letter to an agency on your own behalf and mention your AAPL affiliation but I can tell you that the agencies respond more readily to a letter representing the strength of the entire organization. Please feel free to contact me at any time if I can provide further details.

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    Russell Cohen
    AAPL Governmental Affairs
    rcohen@landman.org
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  • 7.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thanks Russell,

    I appreciate your response and I will send an individual letter. Perhaps we should encourage our membership to do the same thing?

    Thanks for all you do for all of us and for continuing to educate about the importance of reliable, affordable energy for the future!


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    Michelle Smith
    VP Land
    The Quiat Companies
    Denver, CO
    720 723 2770
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  • 8.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 26 days ago
    Thanks for the Great Insight Russell and that has also been my experience North of the 49th!

    J.E. (Ted) Lefebvre P.Land
    Cell: (403) 818-1596




  • 9.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 26 days ago
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    Russell,

    Thank you and I concur.  An area that AAPL members may want to champion is the engagement of their local officials, i.e. County Commissioners, School Boards, Hospital Districts.  Being a product of Wyoming I know how these actions affect local revenues; and therefore, affect local budgets.  For example, 65-70% of Wyoming's tax base has historically been from the mineral extraction industries and over 50% of the mineral estate is administered by the federal government.  While I love our industry, the current administration and its appointees don't care about our jobs.  However, when the messaging is delivered by the affected stakeholders that depend on oil and gas generated revenue it has traction.  I can't think of anyone against the funding of public education, hospital districts, and critical infrastructure.

    I encourage AAPL members to look at the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources Facebook page.  The school hosted an hour long panel discussion on February 2nd which you can watch.  It was very informative.

    Attached is a photo of a study that AAPL funded in 1997 under David Cape's leadership.  Mr. Cape and the AAPL leadership believed Federal Land Access is so important that AAPL funded the study and invited the other associations to sign on.  This is an issue in our wheel house.


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    Joseph Icenogle CPL
    Land Manager
    Wave Petroleum Operating, LLC
    Tulsa OK
    (303) 501-2637
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  • 10.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 25 days ago
    As always, Russell, thank you for your informed advice.

    Curt

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    Curtis Horne CPL
    Purple Land Management, LLC
    (713) 225-6700
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  • 11.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 30 days ago
    Michelle,
       Love your optimism, and would be proud to add my name and the few AAPL members I know to your plea to the new administration.
      Best of luck, and wishing you well,
         Karen Frame McDonald

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    Karen McDonald
    Independent
    Oconomowoc WI
    (414) 852-9343
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  • 12.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 26 days ago
    Great idea Michelle!
    Count me in.
    Nancy McDonald

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    Nancy McDonald CPL
    Energy Advocate
    Energy Advocate
    Goodyear AZ
    (303) 905-6193
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  • 13.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 02-02-2021 11:31

    Lester,

     

    Good letter.  Stay well

     

    Steve

     

    Stephen A. (Steve) Holmes, AAPL # 748

    Upshur Agency, Inc.

    P.O. Box 326

    222 South Kanawha Street

    Buckhannon, WV 26201

    (304) 472-6992, (304) 626-5684 cell

    Sholmes1@citynet.net

     

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  • 14.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 30 days ago
    Great letter!!

    I suggest that we send a copy to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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    Michael McPherren CPL
    Owner
    McPherren Land Services, LLC
    Oklahoma City OK
    (214) 793-3915
    MichaelMcPherren
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  • 15.  RE: AAPL President delivers letter to U.S. Dept. of the Interior in response to the O&G leasing pause

    Posted 26 days ago
    Agree!
    Nancy McDonald

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    Nancy McDonald CPL
    Energy Advocate
    Energy Advocate
    Goodyear AZ
    (303) 905-6193
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