U.S. House aims to boost offshore drilling

U.S. House aims to boost offshore drilling

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that would expand the schedule for proposed offshore oil and gas leases to include the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. leaders spar over mining bill

U.S. leaders spar over mining bill

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker said a mining bill passed by the House of Representatives gives major concessions to big business.

GOP wants more drilling on federal land

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives advanced a series of measures they say could expand U.S. onshore energy production.
U.S. leaders snipe over oil, gas drilling

U.S. leaders snipe over oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- There is nothing that could get in the way of a lease sale for blocks in the western Gulf of Mexico, a U.S. energy management official said.
Probe of BP spill report called waste

Probe of BP spill report called waste

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- A Democratic U.S. congressman says Republicans are wasting money by investigating a copy-editing error on a report about the BP oil spill.

House accuses Obama of targeting coal

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said he wanted information about how the government was reconsidering coal waste regulation.

GOP 'shooting blanks' on oil and mining

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Republican leaders are lobbing empty accusations at the White House in their investigation of oil drilling and coal mining, a Democratic representative said.

U.S. House passes hydropower bill

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that its backers say would utilize renewable hydropower and enhance energy security.

GOP lines up behind hydropower measure

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Hydropower is the "poster child" for a clean and renewable energy future for the United States, a House Republican leader said.
Rep. Hastings faults Obama on oil policies

Rep. Hastings faults Obama on oil policies

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., criticized President Obama Saturday for blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and restricting offshore oil drilling.
GOP blames Obama for high gas prices

GOP blames Obama for high gas prices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers blamed energy policies from the Obama administration for the recent rise in gasoline prices.

Hastings: Oil plans a blow to economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The energy strategy of the Obama administration means less revenue will be generated from oil and natural gas production offshore, a House leader said.
House divided over Obama's energy budget

House divided over Obama's energy budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- White House critics say raising taxes on domestic energy is bad policy, though supporters counter the U.S. budget addresses the energy sea change.

Oil shale probe wrong policy, critics say

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A decision to investigate oil shale production in the western United States is another example of White House efforts to send more jobs overseas, a critic said.

GOP job plan calls for more oil and gas

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A jobs initiative would force the White House to have more lease sales for oil and gas deposits and set overall production goals, a committee said.
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Doc Hastings
U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) holdS a news conference after conducting a closed meeting of the committee at the Capitol October 5, 2006 in Washington. Hastings announced that the committee will open an investigation into whether or not former U.S. Representative Mark Foley (R-FL) engaged in any inappropriate behavior while serving in the House. (UPI Photo / Kamenko Pajic)

Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings (born February 7, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes most of the central part of the state, including Yakima, Wenatchee, and the Tri-Cities.

Doc Hastings was born in Spokane, Washington. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1964 to 1969. He studied business administration at Columbia Basin College and Central Washington College but never finished either. Hastings was named Columbia Basin Alumni of the Year in 2001. He returned to Central Washington as commencement speaker in 2008.

Before being elected to Congress, Hastings ran his family-owned small business, Columbia Basin Paper and Supply. He was an active member of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Pasco/Kennewick Rotary Club, the Pasco Downtown Development Association, and the Pasco Jaycees. He also served on the Board of Directors of Yakima Federal Savings.

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