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President Barack Obama discusses his oil and gas policies March 21 during a visit to a drilling site in Maljamar, N.M.

Speeding up the permit process: Obama administration unveils digital process for permits decisions

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled new procedures to speed up drilling on public lands, an area where Republicans and the oil industry have pressed the administration to do more to boost oil production and help drive down gasoline prices.


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