Senate GOP Unveils Far-Reaching Domestic Energy Plan

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT) -- Republicans in the U.S. Senate unveiled a comprehensive package of energy legislation on Thursday, including a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and bills to expand drilling in Alaska and off the coast of Virginia.

The legislation, known as the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 and introduced by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is a package of 13 bills that would aggressively expand oil and gas drilling. The package would also limit new regulations that restrict surface mining and require an interagency task...
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