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  • press release | 04/17/2015
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    The Bureau of Land Management announced the first step in a plan to increase royalty rates on federal lands, the latest regulatory action on oil and natural gas development on federal lands. House Natural Resources Committee Spokeswoman Julia Bell released the following statement: “At a time when oil and natural gas production on state and private land is up 89% since 2010, and federal production is down 10%, it’s unbelievable that we have yet another regulatory assault from the Obama administra...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing titled, “Federal Land Acquisition and its Impacts on Communities and the Environment.” Witness testimony focused on the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) of 1965, which expires on September 30, 2015. Under the LWCF, federal land acquisition historically has received the vast majority of the program’s funding. The stateside program, despite far greater returns in fulfilling the intent of the 1965 ...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, released on January 27. Witnesses included Governor Pat McCrory, who testified on how federal regulatory policies governing offshore energy development are negatively impacting economic growth in North Carolina, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Hopper. Governor ...... read more
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  • press release | 04/14/2015
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    Today, during delivered testimony before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, the U.S. Forest Service Deputy Chief Leslie Weldon announced the decision to permanently withdraw the Proposed Directive on Groundwater Management (Groundwater Directive) that was put on the table last year. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response: “The Forest Service’s decision to pull the plug on the current Groundwater Directive is long overdue, and will ...... read more
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  • press release | 04/02/2015
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    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Louie Gohmert (R-TX) sent a letter to Director of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (OSM) Joseph Pizarchik, requesting documents and information regarding the development of the environmental review documents for the new Stream Protection Rule (SPR). The state agencies have alleged that OSM has “not provided for meaningful participation ...... read more
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    The Bureau of Land Management announced the first step in a plan to increase royalty rates on federal lands, the latest regulatory action on oil and natural gas development on federal lands. House Natural Resources Committee Spokeswoman Julia Bell released the following statement: “At a time when oil and natural gas production on state and private land is up 89% since 2010, and federal production ...... read more
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    The Federal Lands sub-committee meets today to review federal land acquisition policies and their impact on communities and the environment. Last month, this sub-committee received testimony from the government’s land management agencies regarding their 2016 budget requests. All expressed a burning desire to vastly increase their holdings, while admitting to large and growing backlogs of deferred ...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, released on January 27. Witnesses included Governor Pat McCrory, who testified on how federal regulatory policies governing offshore energy development are negatively impacting economic growt...... read more
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    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing titled, “Federal Land Acquisition and its Impacts on Communities and the Environment.” Witness testimony focused on the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) of 1965, which expires on September 30, 2015. Under the LWCF, federal land acquisition historically has received the vast majority of the program...... read more
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    Today, during delivered testimony before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, the U.S. Forest Service Deputy Chief Leslie Weldon announced the decision to permanently withdraw the Proposed Directive on Groundwater Management (Groundwater Directive) that was put on the table last year. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response: “The Forest...... read more
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  • TWITTER | 04/20/2015

    RT @fcvIV: Statement from House @NatResources Committee on Department of Interior's ANPRM on oil and gas royalties: http://t.co/smHeEeoeY6.

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    1. Itchy Palms – According to the superstition, if the right hand itches, money is coming in, but if the left hand itches money is going out. The Administration's budget request for the U.S. Department of the Interior includes millions of new taxpayer dollars, so there will definitely be some cash flow. Tune in to see the federal government try to purchase even more federal lands, despite an exist...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Accomplishments for the 113th Congress Click here to view ### ... read more
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    Wednesday, March 19th the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight field hearing in Fresno, CA on "California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions." This field hearing is designed to focus on the need to resolve differences in order to bring immediate and long-term water supplies to the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of California. The lack of ra...... read more
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    Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns Washington Examiner March 13, 2014 When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington wi...... read more
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