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  • On Capitol Hill, new House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, Washington state Republican, told the Wall Street Journal last month that the department "has zero authority to withdraw the [Yucca Mountain] license application."

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  • "The president is finally admitting what Republicans have known all along — that increasing the supply of American energy will help lower prices and create jobs," Chairman Doc Hastings said. "One weekend address announcing minor policy tinkering, while positive, does not erase the administration's long job-destroying record of locking up America's energy resources."

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