Obama Unlikely To Boost Federal-Land Drilling In 2nd Term

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 10:02 PM EST) -- The Obama administration in its second term will continue to position itself as a friend of domestic oil and natural gas production, but experts say companies shouldn't expect fewer regulations or greater access when it comes to drilling on federal lands.

U.S. oil and natural gas production has increased overall since President Barack Obama took office, but production on federal lands has dipped slightly in the past two years — a trend critics attribute to policies they say have restricted development.

Whether production on federal lands...
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