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Witnesses Express Concern Over Obama Administration's Increased Taxes, Fees and Regulations that Will Reduce American Energy Production

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine the job and economic impacts of the President's FY 2013 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service's Energy and Minerals Programs.

"An effective energy and mineral program within the BLM and Forest Service is imperative for the creation of American jobs, increasing national security through our domestic energy and critical and strategic mineral resources, and increasing revenue into federal, state and local treasuries," said Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CA-05). "Unfortunately, the policies of the current Administration will not create jobs or produce American energy. The Administration's policies instead have and will lead to American job loss, further dependence on foreign sources for our country's energy and mineral needs and severely limit the revenue stream from the development of federal mineral resources."

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