GOP U.S. House passes bill opening more public land to development if reserve oil is tapped

By: - January 27, 2023 2:24 pm
an aerial view of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

U.S. House Republicans passed a bill Jan. 27, 2023, that would restrict the president’s ability to withdraw fuel from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The reserve’s storage site in Freeport, Texas, is shown here in a file photo from Oct. 19, 2022. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.