House Republicans Tuesday called for greater access to oil and natural gas resources on public lands, restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority over the energy industry and for Congress to revisit flawed financial reform regulations in the Dodd-Frank Law.

“In energy, Congress must limit the EPA’s discretionary power to impose a bureaucratic version of the job-destroying cap-and-trade program and must allow the private sector to develop proven sources of American-made energy,” said the House Budget Committee’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget, which was offered by Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

“Too great a percentage of America’s vast natural resources remain locked behind bureaucratic barriers and red tape. This budget lifts moratoriums on safe responsible energy exploration in the United States, ends Washington policies that drive up gas prices and unlocks American energy production to help lower costs, create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil,” the House Republican budget plan said.

President Obama’s energy policies “have been characterized by punitive regulations on economically competitive sources of energy, coupled with reckless spending on uncompetitive alternatives,” notably a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra.

While the bill contains a number of provisions that are favorable to oil and gas and makes no attempt to eliminate the industry’s tax breaks, it’s unlikely that the measure will make it out of Congress and to the president’s desk. For one, the House seeks to repeal the president’s health care law, which has broad support from Democrats. And it seeks to cut spending by $5 trillion compared to the president’s proposed $1.5 trillion. The White House dismissed the House bill, saying it was “the wrong course for America.”

The House measure voiced its support for the Keystone Pipeline. In the ongoing debate over the oil sands pipeline, “the administration has simply blocked action that would result in more jobs and lower energy prices for America…”

The House measure also calls on Congress to revisit the financial reform regulations. The regulations “imposed burdensome compliance costs on a wide array of private-sector companies,” it said.

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