Early pressure mounts on overhaul of U.S. offshore oil and gas rules

7 Oct 2017   Congress, Offshore, USA

Members of the U.S. House next week take up a measure on offshore drilling that advocates say checks off the wish-list for the oil and gas industry. The House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral subcommittee scheduled a hearing for Oct. 11 to take up the Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act, or ASTRO. The measure would limit the presidential authority to put parts of the Outer Continental Shelf off limits to oil and gas drillers and give the Interior Department the authority to moved ahead with new leases sales “as soon as practicable,” but no later than a year after the announcement of intent. In one of his final moves in office, former President […]

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