House Panel Passes Bills To Spark Energy Development

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A House committee on Wednesday gave its stamp of approval to five energy bills that aim to speed up permitting processes for projects on federal land, including at Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 28-14 to pass H.R. 2150, the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act, which establishes a 60-day time frame for approving infrastructure permits for oil and natural gas leases in cases where the U.S. Secretary of the Interior has already issued drilling permits as well as a six-month...
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