House Republicans Slam Obama Energy Efforts

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT) -- House Republicans on Tuesday grilled top officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Interior, accusing the Obama administration of setting up regulatory hurdles that have harmed domestic energy production and increased costs for businesses and consumers.

“Uncertainty is the enemy of growth. When these businesses don't know what regulation or tax is coming down the pike, that's the problem, so they hunker down and won't take a risk,” said Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., during a hearing of the House Committee...
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