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  • press release | 05/28/2015
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    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s announcement of federal land use plans for the Greater Sage Grouse. “This is just flat out wrong. If the Administration really cares about the bird they will adopt the state plans as they originally said they would. The state plans work. This proposal is only about controlling land, not saving the bird. “Our Committee has held hearings on how the federal agencies are not working with the states. When I became Chairman I h...... read more
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  • press release | 05/27/2015
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    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The Obama Administration’s latest act of executive defiance-by-fiat, the WOTUS rule, expands the EPA into a regulatory behemoth that would have been unrecognizable by the founders of the Clean Water Act. It gives the agency power to bully states, Congress, and local and private water users. The implications of this expan...... read more
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  • press release | 05/20/2015
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing to review the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (H.R. 2358). This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), will improve the safety and reliability of electricity transmission and distribution lines on federal lands. This bill will bring federal consistency and accountability to how power lines are protected from tree hazards, thereby helping with grid r...... read more
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  • press release | 05/20/2015
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing to review the National Energy Security Corridors Act. This bipartisan discussion draft, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), establishes National Energy Security Corridors on federal lands and streamlines the rights-of-way approval process for natural gas pipelines across federal lands. This legislation answers the President’s call for an updated infrastructure that meets our na...... read more
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  • press release | 05/19/2015
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    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing titled, “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse.” States have expressed frustration over the apparent reluctance of the Obama Administration to acknowledge the effectiveness of state-led species conservation, and its failure to coordinate with states and local governments. Witnesses testified on the utility of state conservation strategies and how a federal endangered listing and rigid federal land management d...... read more
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    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s announcement of federal land use plans for the Greater Sage Grouse. “This is just flat out wrong. If the Administration really cares about the bird they will adopt the state plans as they originally said they would. The state plans work. This proposal is only about controlling land, not saving the bird. “Our Committee has h...... read more
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    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The Obama Administration’s latest act of executive defiance-by-fiat, the WOTUS rule, expands the EPA into a regulatory behemoth that would have been unrecognizable by the founders of the Clean Water Act. It gives the agenc...... read more
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing to review the National Energy Security Corridors Act. This bipartisan discussion draft, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), establishes National Energy Security Corridors on federal lands and streamlines the rights-of-way approval process for natural gas pipelines across federal ...... read more
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing to review the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (H.R. 2358). This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), will improve the safety and reliability of electricity transmission and distribution lines on federal lands. This bill will bring federal consistenc...... read more
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    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "State Perspectives on the Status of Cooperating Agencies for the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule." Remarks as prepared - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is meeting today to hear directly from states i...... read more
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    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
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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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    #Onthisday in 1927, #HenryFord and his son Edsel drove the 15 millionth #ModelTFord out of his factory in #HighlandParkMichigan, marking the iconic automobile’s official last day of production. After only being open for three years, the #HighlandParkFordPlant became the first automobile production facility in the world to implement the #assemblyline in 1913. This innovation took production time fr...... read more
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    Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast from the March 20 hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources - where CSF President Jeff Crane spoke about the SHARE Act of 2015 (Panel II begins 1:43:00)Subcommittees on Federal Lands and Water, Power and Oceans Joint Legislative Hearing onnaturalresources.house.govThe Honorable Tom McClintock Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Lands The Honorable Joh...... read more
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    On Wednesday, West Virginia became the latest state to announce its withdrawal from its Memoranda of Understanding with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s (OSM) over the Stream Buffer Zone (“SBZ”) rulemaking process, which is part of the Administration’s attempt to rewrite surface coal mining regulations. By law, this process is designed for states and the federal government to work in collaborat...... read more
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    The start time has been delayed due to floor votes, so you still have time to tune in and watch U.S. Representative John Fleming Chair today's Water, Power and Oceans Legislative Hearing on "Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act" starting in just a few minutes.Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearingnaturalresources.house.govThe Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Legislativ...... read more
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