Salazar outlines specific legislative priorities for oil, gas

05/23/2011
Nick SnowWashington EditorUS President Barack Obama's administration would like Congress to amend the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act to allow federal onshore oil and gas leases of less than 10 years in length, Department of the Interior Sec. Ken Salazar said on May 17. The administration also would like more time for DOI to review offshore permit applications, and generally supports proposals to extend deepwater leases that were suspended by the 2010 moratorium and to develop better coordination among agencies issuing permits, he told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.Emphasizing the importance of remembering lessons learned from the 5 million bbl oil spill following the Maco...
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