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US to hasten process for drilling permits

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration unveiled procedures Tuesday to speed up drilling on public lands, an area where Republicans and the oil industry have pressed the administration to do more to boost oil production as gasoline prices rise.

The changes will move the Bureau of Land Management, the agency responsible for oil and gas production on federal onshore lands, into the digital age by automating permitting and leasing decisions.

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