With Democrats poised to take House, energy sector faces reckoning

Houston Chronicle: A two-year campaign by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations to boost oil and gas drilling and other industrial activity is facing the prospect of a drawn-out congressional investigation should the Democrats win a majority in the House of Representatives.

With national polls indicating that outcome, lobbyists in Washington are already gearing up for an oversight process expected to delve into how the administration went about moves such as easing limits on methane emissions and the expansion of lease sales on federal lands.

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