He tells oil producers, "Your sweetheart tax deals are over." The Senate Finance Committee member estimates a ten year savings to taxpayers of over 20-billion dollars.
He says oil companies have padded their profits at taxpayer expense.
Included in his plan is an effort to recoup royalties oil companies don't pay for oil and gas exploration on public lands.
Menendez says he wants to get back to investing in the good-paying green jobs of the future.
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