Push for case on more access to US lands gathers steam

The information campaign in support of expanded exploration and development on US federal lands is gathering momentum.US federal lands hold the potential to contain large oil and gas deposits, government and industry witnesses told the House Committee on Resources late last month. The US Department of the Interior and the American Association of Petrol- eum Geologists made the statements at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals Resources.Meantime, much of the US government land technically available for exploration in the West is actually off-limits to producers, American Petroleum Institute told a key House panel last week.Resource estimatesThe US Geological Survey s...

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