House Debates Energy Bill A proposed energy bill is creating friction in the House. Republicans want to open up more public lands and coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. They propose to change environmental regulations to produce more energy quickly. Democrats say the proposals don't go far enough to reduce dependence on foreign petroleum and won't affect energy prices. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.
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Energy Bill Divides Republicans, Democrats

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Energy Bill Divides Republicans, Democrats

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Energy Bill Divides Republicans, Democrats

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A proposed energy bill is creating friction in the House. Republicans want to open up more public lands and coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. They propose to change environmental regulations to produce more energy quickly. Democrats say the proposals don't go far enough to reduce dependence on foreign petroleum and won't affect energy prices. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.