Washington – Congresswoman Liz Cheney released the following statement regarding the introduction of her bill, the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act.
“This week, I reintroduced the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act to ensure Wyoming receives its fair share of mineral royalties, which are crucially important for our schools and communities. States are lawfully owed fifty percent of federal mineral royalties, but over the past several years the federal government has been skimming two percent of each state’s share to pay for unjustified administrative costs. My bill restores the rightful 50-50 split between states and the federal government. I will continue fighting every day to ensure we receive our share of the royalty revenue generated in Wyoming.”