"House Votes To Ease Offshore Drilling Rules"

"The House has approved a bill removing a barrier to companies seeking to drill for oil in some areas offshore.

The measure was approved Wednesday by 253-166 vote. It would give the Environmental Protection Agency six months to decide on air pollution permits for offshore rigs or platforms exploring for oil. It also limits challenges to the EPA's appeals board and restricts which emissions can be evaluated."

Dina Cappiello reports for the Associated Press June 22, 2011.

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"House Votes to Streamline Clean-Air Permits for Oil-Drilling Projects" (Wall St. Journal)

Thursday, June 23, 2011