Mitt Romney wants states to control energy production on federal lands

In his energy proposal, Mitt Romney – the presumptive Republican presidential nominee – wants states to have control “over energy production on federal lands within their borders,” Bloomberg reports. While Romney argues that this would help “skirt a federal permit process that is extraordinarily slow” and that certain lands (unspecified in the report) would be off-limits, Heather Taylor-Miesle – director of the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund – said that Washington “should retain control over energy production on federal lands” because federal lands are national treasures that “benefit every American,” the article said. For more, read the full story here.