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U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

April 2 (UPI) -- A budget proposal puts U.S. energy production at the top of the list of ways to generate new revenue, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
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Hastings, Boehner ally, to retire from House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said Thursday he plans to retire at the end of the year.

U.S. Democrats question stimulus from oil exports

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats called for hearings to assess whether lifting a crude oil export ban would lead to lower energy prices.

Obama draws fire from both sides of energy debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- President Obama didn't speak enough on environmental issues Tuesday, the Sierra Club said, while his Republican rivals said Keystone XL should've gotten a nod.

Hastings: Obama's energy polices 'off course'

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department has "veered far off course" in terms of its management of oil and natural gas resources, a House committee chairman said.

GOP-led House to drive oil agenda

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Congressional action is needed to unlock the full potential of energy production in U.S. coastal waters, a House energy committee leader said.

Europe lauds Obama's green plan, GOP unsure

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- The British government said it would work with its U.S. counterparts to advance a low-carbon economy in response to President Obama's climate agenda.

Rep. Hastings calls for pro-energy bill passage in House

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., hailed the approval of three bills by the House Natural Resources Committee as vital to ensuring U.S. energy security.

U.S. waters not just for oil, advocate says

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers pressing for more offshore energy development are putting too much emphasis on one economic sector, the Center for American Progress said.

House leader wants more oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would require the U.S. government to issue a new offshore lease plan, a committee chairman said.

Sierra Club presses against drilling on federal land

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Environmentalists are pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to designate more federal lands as monument sites to prevent expanded oil and gas drilling.
House sidesteps Obama on Keystone XL

House sidesteps Obama on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama was the last obstacle to getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built through the country, the chairman of a House committee said.

Fracking debate stirs in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has an obligation to ensure that oil and natural gas deposits are developed responsibly, a natural resource advocate testified.

Congress votes to keep helium program

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to keep the Federal Helium Program, set up after World War I to guarantee U.S. dirigibles would have the gas they needed.

Keystone XL bill clears House committee

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- A bill advanced by the House Natural Resources Committee would prevent President Obama from delaying the Keystone XL pipeline, the committee chairman said.
U.S. leaders want gulf waters open for oil

U.S. leaders want gulf waters open for oil

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The United States can move closer to energy independence by opening offshore reserves near the Mexican border, lawmakers said.

Republicans fired up by latest oil plans

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is blocking access to shale oil deposits in the United States in key Western states, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
GOP: Budget plans good for oil, gas

GOP: Budget plans good for oil, gas

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A budget resolution from the House of Representatives will unlock domestic oil and gas potential, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said.

GOP: Energy key to budget woes

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Energy production in the United States could provide a substantial revenue stream but the White House is standing in the way, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said.
GOP sees budget savior in energy

GOP sees budget savior in energy

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is standing in the way of an energy revolution that could help address U.S. economic woes, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash said.

Legislator wants faster oil, gas permits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said the White House is "playing fast and loose" with drilling permit pledges.

U.S. oil, gas sale worth $133.7 million

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A lease sale for oil and natural gas acreage in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico attracted more than $133 million in bids, the U.S. government said.

GOP blames Obama for high gasoline prices

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said President Barack Obama was to blame for the high price of gasoline across the country.

Advocates question GOP hydropower bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said his hydropower bill would cut through red tape but an advocacy group said the "bill is an extreme piece of legislation."

NWF: Risk of coal exports outweigh gains

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- With coal declining as a U.S. power source, the subsequent increase in exports to Asian markets comes with major risks, an environmental group said.
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