Former Obama Official: Keep it in the Ground Approach “Not a Good Way to Go”

David Hayes, the former No. 2 Interior Department official under President Obama told members of Congress last week that ‘Keep it in the Ground’ policies that seek an immediate end to oil and gas development are “not a good way to go.”

Mr. Hayes, in response to a question from House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) on the feasibility of the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ approach, said:

“I believe that’s not a good way to go. The reality is that we have a lot of infrastructure on our public lands to produce