"House Republicans To Push Series Of Energy Bills"

"Republicans in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would seek to combat rising oil and gasoline prices with a series of bills this year aimed at spurring domestic energy production.

For years, Republicans have urged an "all-of-the-above" approach to easing U.S. dependence on foreign oil by fostering more development of domestic oil, natural gas and nuclear power. They also have said that alternative energy sources should be part of the mix.

'The average price for a gallon of gas is on its way to $4,' House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, complaining that Obama administration energy policies will push gasoline prices higher by regulating carbon dioxide emissions.

'Republicans have a plan to help lower gas prices and create new jobs,' he added."

Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon report for Reuters March 11, 2011.

Source: Reuters, 03/11/2011