GOP Trying to Strip EPA of Offshore Drilling Oversight


Oh, the wonderful nature lovers of the Republican party…. Going right back to the ideology that caused the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, “House Republicans are trying to sideline the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in overseeing offshore oil drilling, after Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA, RDSA.LN) complained about the amount of time it is taking the company to secure air-quality permits for drilling in the Arctic Ocean,” MarketWatch notes. They slipped a measure to ease oversight of Arctic drilling into an important national spending bill at the end of the week… and got what they wanted.

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