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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

GOP House members demand answers on Obama administration’s fracking oversight

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While championing the benefits of new energy extraction methods, Republican House members accused energy oversight agencies of research that misled the public on environmental and health risks. The accusations came at a joint Energy and Environment subcommittee hearing focus on hydraulic fracturing—often called “fracking”—an extraction technique pioneered in Texas in the 90s, which taps deep […]

House GOP proposal would overturn EPA regulations deemed harmful to the economy

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The deeply divided House of Representatives divided, well, deeply along partisan lines Friday over a GOP bill to curb the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory powers. The proposal, aimed at preventing energy regulations that would damage the economy, was the subject of a highly charged hearing of the House subcommittee on Energy and Power. A spokesman […]