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By Tammy Bruce
Only IRS employees could expect rewards for failing to pay their taxes
Topic - Ed Whitfield
House Republicans accused the Department of Energy of abandoning pro-energy initiatives and instead yielding to the Obama administration's environmentalist and climate-change agenda.
House Republicans plan to hold their first hearing Friday on draft legislation that would block any new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would raise energy prices or cost jobs, their latest bid to thwart the Obama administration's efforts to cut pollution from coal.
The Obama campaign changed its website Thursday night to include a reference to "clean coal" in the president's "all-of-the-above" energy plan after Republicans lawmakers criticized the omission.
"While President Obama has been anxious to take credit for increased oil and gas production, the only areas he is responsible for is on federal lands — the only areas where oil and gas production is actually decreasing," said Rep. Ed Whitfield, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the House's energy and power subcommittee.
Rep. Ed Whitfield, Kentucky Republican, says President Obama should not claim credit for increased oil and natural gas production in the U.S. because production has slipped on federal lands, particularly offshore.