House GOP Budget Would Slash Obama Energy Policies

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- House Republicans released their 2013 budget plan Tuesday, proposing to eliminate the Obama administration’s clean energy incentive programs and environmental regulations while encouraging domestic oil and gas development.

Unveiled by Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the budget seeks $5.3 trillion in spending cuts relative to President Barack Obama’s plan, as well as $3.3 trillion in deficit cuts. It contains broad calls to pare back or scrap U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency policies Republicans say have have driven up energy costs....
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