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Grijalva criticizes House natural resources committee over energy bills

By Ron Dungan
Published: Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 8:39am

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources took up a number of bills that it said would help unleash America’s potential to produce energy.

But one Arizona congressman criticized the Republican majority for failing to address climate change.

Although the GOP frequently criticizes the Biden administration’s energy policies, the U.S. leads the world in oil production.

Conservationists say that although the Biden administration has slowed down oil and gas leasing, drilling remains nearly unchanged.

That puts production on par with levels seen during the Trump administration. 

Congressman Raul Grijalva criticized Republicans on Wednesday as they prepared to take up a number of energy bills.

He said that 65% of Americans are worried about climate change, and 60% say that Congress should do more about it.

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