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US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

 

January 17, 2019



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (gri-HAWL-vah) on Tuesday sent a letter to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt objecting to the department changing plans to allow employees to work on upcoming offshore lease sales, seismic permits and a five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan in Alaska and elsewhere.

"One of the most striking features of the current government shutdown, brought about entirely by the Presid...



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