"House Republicans Blast Environmental Rules In First Energy Meeting"

"House Republicans took aim at the country’s bedrock environmental policy in their first meeting in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of the energy sector under President Biden and pushing for sweeping action to boost gas production.

“We need to be doing more to secure and unleash American energy,” Chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said during the six-hour hearing.

Republicans pushed for federal agencies to simplify the permitting and assessment process that they blame for curbing growth of the energy industry and infrastructure, with many members backing a rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was enacted in 1970."

Nick Robertson reports for The Hill February 1, 2023.

Source: The Hill, 02/02/2023