Republicans on US House panel criticizes Obama oil shale policy – Oil | Platts News Article & Story

Republicans on US House panel criticizes Obama oil shale policy – Oil | Platts News Article & Story.

US oil shale development has been needlessly stalled by the Obama administration’s reexamination of a Bush-era policy that opened 2 million federal acres to possible commercial-scale production, Republicans on a House of Representatives energy panel said Wednesday.

Representatives Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton, both Colorado Republicans, criticized the Department of Interior’s February decision to take a new look at a November 2008 federal rule for commercial development of oil shale.

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