Increased governors’ role urged in refinery permitting

07/24/2006
Federal refinery permitting legislation should increase the role of state governors, a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee member said on July 13 during the committee’s hearing on a bill that has already passed the House.“I have introduced a measure that’s similar [to HR 5254], with one difference in that the request would come from a state’s governor,” said Republican George Allen, who served a term as Virginia’s governor before his election to the Senate in 2000.Allen’s bill would direct the federal government to identify three closed military bases as potential sites for new refineries, one of which would produce biofuels.HR 5254, ...
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