Energy policy — oil shale: H.R. 2540, Protecting Investment in Oil shale the Next generation of Environmental, Energy and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act

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U.S. Representative Doug Lamborn has just introduced some dumb legislation. Here’s a report from David O. Williams writing for the Colorado Independent. From the article:

Besides winning the award for the most convoluted legislative acronym, Lamborn’s Protecting Investment in Oil shale the Next generation of Environment, Energy, and Resource security (PIONEER) Act, H.R. 2540, comes at a time when Colorado officials are skeptically asking for more accountability from current oil shale leases. Five research and development leases were issued for federal lands in Colorado in 2005 (and one in Utah), but now state officials want to see what kind of results oil and gas companies are getting on those parcels before recommending another round of research and development leases as laid out in the Bush administration regulations.

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