"House Approves Bill To Speed Up Oil And Gas Drilling"

"WASHINGTON -- The House approved a bill Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas."

"The measure was one of three energy measures the House was considering this week as Republicans controlling the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it imported from abroad.

Another bill expected to win approval later Wednesday would restrict the Interior Department from enforcing proposed rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands. A third bill would streamline permitting for natural gas pipelines."

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press November 20, 2013.


"House To Vote On Bill That Would Impose $5,000 Fee For Protesting Drilling Projects" (Think Progress)

Source: AP, 11/21/2013