14 Apr '11, 3pm

Green: Bill to Speed Offshore Drilling Clears House Panel

Just a week before the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, legislation that would greatly speed the pace of offshore drilling permitting has been approved by the Republican-led House Natural Resources Committee. The bill would require the Interior Department to approve or deny permit applications within 60 days; after that period, permits would be granted automatically. “This bill allows drilling to resume in a safe manner and provides certainty to businesses by implementing firm time lines for the Interior Department to act on permits,” Doc Hastings, the panel’s chairman, said in a statement. Two other bills before the panel would open vast new areas to offshore drilling, including much of the continental shelf off of Southern California, and provide subsidies to energy companies for exploration activities. Both bills are expected to easily cle...

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