‹ September 2015 › 
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
Watch Live Hearings

Latest News

  • press release | 07/29/2015
    g
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on “Federal Agencies’ Selective Enforcement of ESA Consultation.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refused to testify, despite the fact that, as the action agency implementing the Obama Administration’s new and existing coal-fired power plant rules, it is responsible for determining whether its proposed rules “may affect” a listed species or its critical habitat, pursuant to Section 7 (Interagency Consultation) under the Endangere...... read more
    +
    -
  • press release | 07/28/2015
    g
    The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on "Federal Implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Act" (CZMA). This is the first hearing on CZMA that the Committee has held in 16 years. In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) discussed the CZMA’s impact on the changing global energy landscape in the time period since the Act’s passage. “[T]he powers provided in this Act have allowed states and localities to make consistency determina...... read more
    +
    -
  • press release | 07/22/2015
    g
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the process and development of the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), a controversial statistical model that is being incorporated into all environmental reviews subject to approval under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The hearing is the second in a series of oversight hearings on NEPA and the Obama Administration’s unilateral expansion of regulations across the American economy. Chairman Rob Bishop...... read more
    +
    -
  • press release | 07/16/2015
    g
    Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (“OSM”) proposed Stream Protection Rule (SPR) released today by the U.S. Department of the Interior. “The Obama Administration has proven to be the bully regulation machine once again. Despite NEPA requirements that affected states be involved as cooperating agencies, the Administration has shamelessly sidelined the states in their sec...... read more
    +
    -
  • press release | 07/16/2015
    g
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 245-176. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon final passage. “In the midst of the drought crisis in California and the West, H.R. 2898 will liberate Americans from the prison of outdated water laws and radical environmental regulations that have exacerbated the drought and choked the economy. This imperative legislation...... read more
    +
    -
More News
  • g
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior (DOI) Sally Jewell, requesting data and documents about the events leading up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Animas spill...... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    Yesterday, the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas issued an order which vacates the Lesser Prairie Chicken listing under the Endangered Species Act, on the basis that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) did not apply the proper criteria for evaluating conservation efforts at the state level. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following state...... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as construed and applied demonstrates how identity politics can leave a trail of broke...... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, requesting data and documents about the events leading up to the EPA’s Animas spill and the correspond...... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today issued the following statement in response to the President’s trip to Alaska. “The United States takes over as head of the Arctic Council this year and the President’s trip shows he’s not ready for it. As Putin has shown no qualms about promoting Arctic oil and gas development to grow ever stronger in the Arctic, the President i...... read more
    +
    -
More Press
More Tweets
  • g
    Replay the Environmental Protection Agency’s apparent disregard for the Endangered Species Act requirements through the very animals they are affecting. The EPA thought they had it all figured out. They were going to shut down some power plants, solidify the President’s climate legacy, and nothing was going to stand in their way. Unfortunately, they forgot one minor detail: the law. Under the Enda...... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    The current regulatory framework for water in the West is wrought with twists, turns, obstacles, and wasted resources. Follow the path and find how H.R. 2898, The Western Water and American Food Security Act, provides relief from challenges caused by inconsistent laws, court decisions, and regulations at the state and federal levels. To learn more about the bill, click here. ... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    +
    -
  • g
    +
    -
  • g
    On the 10th annual Endangered Species Day, we're taking a look back at all of the ways the Endangered Species Act is stuck in the 70s, as told by other things that happened (and are no longer relevant) in 1973. P.S. There's a bonus you won't want to miss. 1. It is not recovering species The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is supposed to prevent species from going extinct, but the results just aren’t ...... read more
    +
    -
More Blog Posts
  • g
    +
    -
  • g
    Congressman Bruce Westerman at the House Committee on Natural Resources Full Committee Hearing on Federal Agencies' Selective Enforcement of Endangered Species Act Consultation
    +
    -
  • g
    Rep. Jody Hice questions President, William Mohl of Entergy Wholesale Commodities at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing on "Federal Implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Act" Learn more about the hearing here: http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=399111
    +
    -
  • g
    Rep. Rob Bishop questions Director Neal Kornze on preparedness for implementation at Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing on "The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing on Federally Managed Lands" Learn more about the hearing here: http://1.usa.gov/1IYBqHy
    +
    -
  • g
    Rep. Fleming questions Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper on seismic impacts on marine life at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing on "The Fundamental Role of Safe Seismic Surveying in OCS Energy Exploration and Development"
    +
    -
More Videos
  • g

    Oversight Hearing on:

    • "EPA’s Animas Spill"

    Witnesses and Testimony:

    PANEL I

    The Honorable Gina McCarthy
    Administrator
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    The Honorable Sally Jewell
    Secretary
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Related Documents:

    ... read more
    +
    -
  • g

    Oversight Hearing on:

    • “The Impacts of Federal Policies on Energy Production and Economic Growth in the Gulf”

    Related Documents:

    ... read more
    +
    -
  • g

    Legislative Hearing on:

    • H.R. 3036 "National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center"

    Related Documents:

    ... read more
    +
    -
  • g

    Full Committee Markup:

    • H.R. 538 (Rep. Don Young), To facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and for other purposes.  “Native American Energy Act”
    • H.R. 1541 (Rep. Raul Grijalva), To amend title 54, United States Code, to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs. “PRISM Act”
    • H.R. 1644 (Rep. Alexander Mooney), To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations, and for other purposes.  “STREAM Act”
    • H.R. 1880 (Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham), To require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of Federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico.  “Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act”
    • H.R. 2130 (Rep. Mac Thornberry), To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes.  “Red River Private Property Protection Act”
    • H.R. 2168 (Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler), To make the current Dungeness crab fishery management regime permanent and for other purposes.  “West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act”
    • H.R. 2288 (Rep. Bob Goodlatte), To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes.  
    ... read more
    +
    -
  • g

    Full Committee Markup:

    • H.R. 538 (Rep. Don Young), To facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and for other purposes.  “Native American Energy Act”
    • H.R. 1541 (Rep. Raul Grijalva), To amend title 54, United States Code, to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs.  “PRISM Act”
    • H.R. 1644 (Rep. Alexander Mooney), To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations, and for other purposes.  “STREAM Act”
    • H.R. 1880 (Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham), To require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of Federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico.  “Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act”
    • H.R. 2130 (Rep. Mac Thornberry), To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes.  “Red River Private Property Protection Act”
    • H.R. 2168 (Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler), To make the current Dungeness crab fishery management regime permanent and for other purposes.  “West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act”
    • H.R. 2288 (Rep. Bob Goodlatte), To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes.  
    ... read more
    +
    -
More Committee Activities
  • g
    In developing its Clean Air Act rules for power plants, it appears as though the Environmental Protection Agency completely ignored the Endangered Species Act. On June 15, the Committee sent a letter to the Agency asking why it “has not satisfied its obligations” under the law. Today is the last day for the EPA to respond to that letter and clarify its actions. COMMENT below with your best guess f...... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    Happy Father's Day to Congressman Garret Graves and all fathers!... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    Today the U.S. Forest Service officially announced its decision to withdraw its Proposed Directive on Groundwater Management. LIKE THIS POST to show your support for states and private water rights holders, who can have some peace of mind now that this policy is officially off the table! Learn more about the issue here: http://naturalresources.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398843... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    STARTING NOW: Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1157, H.R. 2386, H.R. 2538 ---> http://naturalresources.house.gov/live/... read more
    +
    -
  • g
    This week, Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop and Senator Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on its proposed Clean Air Act rules for power plants and failure to follow the Endangered Species Act. The Act clearly requires each federal agency to make sure they do not impact endangered and threatened species, or the...... read more
    +
    -
More Facebook Posts
Congressional Management Foundation Gold Mouse Award Congressional Management Foundation Gold Mouse Award Congressional Management Foundation Gold Mouse Award

CONNECT