WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 17 – 09/17/2014 – By Nick Snow – OGJ Washington Editor.
The US Senate approved Tom Udall (D-NM) and John Barrasso’s (R-Wyo.) bill permanently extending a US Bureau of Land Management drilling permit processing improvement pilot program that was established under the 2005 Energy Policy Act. It was scheduled to expire in 2015.
S. 2440, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent, would extend the program that was designed to help the US Department of the Interior agency deal with a drilling permit application backlog while balancing other duties, the senators said following the measure’s adoption on Sept. 16. Click Here to Read Entire Story