Republicans Attack White House Energy Policy

Friday, 04 Mar 2011 12:05 PM

By Dan Weil

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The White House was unable to push its energy proposals through a Democratic-controlled Congress over the past two years. And ascendant Republicans are doing their best to block the administration’s energy policy in this Congress too, The Hill reports.

white house energey policyRepublicans announced a bill Thursday to take away the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. And Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, in an appearance at the House Natural Resources Committee, heard withering questions from Republicans who blasted restrictions on offshore drilling.

In addition, Republicans went after EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in her testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. She faced questions on issues ranging from the effects of the agency’s proposed climate rules to whether the EPA would regulate spilled milk.



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