House Energy Panel Hearing Highlights GOP’s Early Fossil Fuel Pitches

January 31, 2023
House energy committee Republicans at their first hearing this Congress showcased early proposals for ramping up fossil fuel energy production, including calls to speed permitting of natural gas and other energy projects and require power grid officials to stop what lawmakers say is deprioritizing reliability in favor of renewables. The pitches at a Jan. 31 hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee come amid little immediate sign of a clear path forward for the ideas, given split control of...

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