House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), after his panel approved the plan last week, called the bill “an environmentally responsible drill-smart plan that will create jobs, grow our economy, and lower gasoline prices with more American energy.”
I have one question: Do the Republicans actually think Obama shares such economic goals?
This legislation is necessary because Republicans allege the White House is keeping too many promising regions off-limits to oil-and-gas drillers.
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