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(CNSNews.com) – A Florida lawmaker wanting to find out how many foreign-owned companies have leases to drill for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was surprised to learn that the federal department issuing leases does not differentiate in its records between companies owned by foreign governments and others.
Republican Rep. David Rivera has been trying to establish the number of foreign-owned energy companies drilling in the U.S. but has been unable to get that information from the Interior Department, the agency responsible for granting leases for onshore and offshore oil and gas operations.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge on Friday threw out Obama
administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of
oil and gas drilling on federal land.
U.S. District Judge Nancy
Freudenthal ruled in favor of a petroleum industry group, the Western
Energy Alliance, in its lawsuit against the federal government, including
Interior Secretary Ken
A federal appeals-court panel on Thursday quickly rejected the Obama administration’s bid to keep intact a moratorium on deepwater drilling while it appealed a federal judge’s decision overturning the ban.
The three-judge panel ruled that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar didn’t prove the U.S. would suffer irreparable harm without an immediate ban on exploratory drilling in deep waters.