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  • press release | 04/23/2015
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    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today led 159 of their Senate and House colleagues in urging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to increase access to the energy resources on our nation’s outer continental shelf (OCS). The bicameral letter comes in response to the administration’s draft 2017-2022...... read more
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    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing to commemorate the five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and to review safety innovations that the industry has put forth since then. “Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal has been accomplished to address safety and environmental issues raised by this tragedy. Moving forward, improvements to safety and promoting responsible offshore energy development ...... read more
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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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  • press release | 04/15/2015
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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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    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today led 159 of their Senate and House colleagues in urging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to increase access to the energy resources on our nation’s outer con...... read more
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on the devastating impacts of wildfire and the need to significantly increase forest management efforts on the National Forest System. “Over the past thirty years, we have seen an 80 percent reduction in timber harvested from our national forests – and in the same period a concomitant increase in acreage destroyed by fire,” Subcomm...... read more
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    On March 26, 2015, a bipartisan letter was sent to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Subcommittee Chairman Don Young (AK-at-large), Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), Joe Courtney (D-CT), and Elizabeth H. Esty (D-CT) to express concern with proposed regulations governing tribal recognition (Part 83 of Title 25 of the Code Federal Regulations)....... read more
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    The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as tribes. American Indians have been pushing for years to revise the process, but proposed regulations nearing the finish line have deeply divided existing tribes, and Congress. Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republi...... read more
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    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) of the Committee on Natural Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Innovations in Safety Since the 2010 Macondo Incident." Remarks as prepared - Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal has been accomplished to address safety and environmental issues raised by this tr...... read more
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  • TWITTER | 04/28/2015

    America should not restrict industries in 39 states to protect 2% of Northern Long Eared Bats. RETWEET if you agree! http://t.co/6cbp5o48Qa

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  • TWITTER | 04/24/2015

    RT @GoParks: There's so much to discover at #NationalParks! @NatResources Chairman @RepRobBishop invites you to #FindYourPark! http://t.co/

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  • TWITTER | 04/23/2015

    In today's hearing, @RepMcClintock pointed out our two options for excess timber. REPLY with the option you prefer! http://t.co/rkDX6buU8I

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  • TWITTER | 04/23/2015

    163 congress members urge administration to increase #energy production in outer continental shelf. Read more: http://t.co/pjdSCN7m89

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  • TWITTER | 04/23/2015

    RT @ENR_GOP: 163 Members of Congress Urge Admin to Increase #Energy Production in Outer Continental Shelf http://t.co/z7NhxG7e1F http://t.c

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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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    Click on the 'Comment' link and post your question to the Secretary here. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by House Committee on Natural Resources. ... 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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    The Obama Administration could potentially put the economic livelihoods of families across 38 states on the line by placing politics above people and species. Despite the fact that 98% of the Northern Long Eared Bat population loss is due to a disease called White Nose Syndrome, the White House is seeking to restrict a range of economic activities within the range of the Bat's habitat. This means ...... read more
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    The response has been overwhelmingly in favor of carrying out excess timber in our national forests. Over the next few days, we will be highlighting a few of the most popular comments on our page. Thank you for continuing to share comments, concerns, and personal experiences.... read more
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    In his opening statement today, Federal Lands Subcommittee Chair Tom McClintock advocated for better management of our national forests. He pointed out the fact that the 80% reduction in timber harvested from our national forests directly coincides with a dramatic increase in acreage destroyed by catastrophic wildfire. McClintock stated, “All excess timber comes out of the forest one way or anothe...... read more
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    Starting Now: Subcommittee on Federal Lands Oversight Hearing on "The Devastating Impacts of Wildland Fires and the Need to Better Manage our Overgrown, Fire Prone National Forests." LIKE THIS POST if you'll be watching live: http://naturalresources.house.gov/live/... read more
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    The hearing is postponed until 4:45. Hang tight! Learn more about the upcoming hearing here by clicking below.Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Oversight Hearingnaturalresources.house.govOversight Hearing on "The Obama Administration’s Part 83 Revisions and How They May Allow the Interior Department to Create Tribes, not Recognize Them.” ... read more
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