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May 13, 2011 8:12 PM by Gene Cotton

Colo. congressmen want increased oil production

DENVER (AP) - Three of Colorado's Republican representatives in Congress are pushing for the White House to increase domestic oil production to help ease gas prices.

The Denver Post reported Friday that Rep. Cory Gardner has introduced a bill to eliminate permitting delays for oil exploration and drilling off the Alaska coast. He also sent a letter to President Barack Obama demanding a "detailed plan" to reduce gas prices.

Earlier this week in the House, Rep. Doug Lamborn spoke in favor of a bill requiring the Interior Department to approve or deny leasing permits within 30 days.

Rep. Scott Tipton says he's trying to stop what he says are the administration's "de facto drilling moratoriums."

 

 

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