The Obama administration's energy production policies are stifling oil and natural gas development, House Republicans said. Companies on average need to wait 307 days to secure a drilling permit from the federal government, while states often need only 12 days to process such proposals, said Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. "Regulatory hurdles, long delays and policies that keep federal lands under lock and key have become all too common," said Hastings, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

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