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Coffman cites Obama’s tapping of strategic reserves in bill to promote...

What Republican Congressman Cory Gardner hopes to do for offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska, his fellow Colorado GOP House member Mike Coffman is looking to do for onshore drilling on federal lands across the country -- strip away perceived environmental regulatory hurdles. Coffman dropped his Facilitating American Security Through Energy Resources Act (FASTER) bill on Monday and immediately got blowback from environmental watchdog groups.

Salazar says BLM oil and gas leasing reforms finally finalized

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday announced the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has finalized several key reforms (pdf) to its oil and gas leasing...