WGA Policy Resolution 2023-02, States’ Share of Royalties and Leasing Revenues from Federal Lands and Minerals

The federal government has codified several historic agreements and programs to compensate western states for reduced revenue associated with the presence of tax-exempt federal lands within their borders.  Western Governors call upon the federal government to honor its statutory obligations to share royalty and lease payments with states and counties.  States, as recipients of revenues from these programs and agreements, should be provided meaningful and substantial opportunities for consultation in the development of federal policy affecting those revenuesRead, download the resolution.

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