U.S. to speed up process for onshore drilling permits
April 3, 2012
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday plans to slash by up to 80 percent the time it takes to review applications for oil and gas drilling permits on land.
A new automated processing system for drilling applications would reduce the review time and allow applicants to more quickly correct problems with or information missing from permit applications, U.S. officials told reporters.
"This is an example of our effort to try to move forward with an agenda that is the president's "all of the above" energy agenda...specifically, to make oil and gas permitting and production on public lands a reality," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.
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