In this case, I support this effort despite my desire for conversion to renewable energy. Such a transition will require fossil fuels until more and more renewable energy sources are available. Furthermore not all petroleum products go towards transportation-based uses.
The primary restrictions in this bill are that coal mining in any form should be excluded, preferences must be given to natural gas production with rigorous methane capture requirements, and no cap on funds to be provided for the program which is how the bill is now proposed.
With these caveats, I can support this bill.