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Zinke pushes to expand drilling, speed up permitting
7/7/2017
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday issued an order that instructs the Bureau of Land Management to hold lease sales every quarter and establishes a 30-day approval time for oil and natural gas drilling permits. The approval time for a permit under the Obama administration was 257 days on average, according to Zinke.

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