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Bipartisan WIIN Act Passes House

Today, the House passed the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN) by a vote of 360-61. Provisions from the House Committee on Natural Resources included in the bill will bring ...... Read more

House Passes Bipartisan “National Park Service Centennial Act”

Today, the House passed H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act” (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), bipartisan legislation to equip the National Park Service (NPS) with the tools to better mana...... Read more

USGS Fails to Explain Decades of Data Manipulation, Management Failures and Culture of Harassment

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing to examine decades of data manipulation at the United States Geological Survey (USGS), generally recognized as a preem...... Read more

Bipartisan WIIN Act Passes House

Today, the House passed the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN) by a vote of 360-61. Provisions from the House Committee on Natural Resources included in the bill will bring ...... Read more

House Passes Bipartisan “National Park Service Centennial Act”

Today, the House passed H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act” (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), bipartisan legislation to equip the National Park Service (NPS) with the tools to better mana...... Read more

USGS Fails to Explain Decades of Data Manipulation, Management Failures and Culture of Harassment

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing to examine decades of data manipulation at the United States Geological Survey (USGS), generally recognized as a preem...... Read more

Missoulian: Congress Must Act on National Forests

By Dale Bosworth, retired chief of the U.S. Forest Service and former Regional Forester in Missoula, and Jack Blackwell is a retired Regional Forester for the California region of the Forest Service. ...... Read more

Bloomberg: Fight Pipeline, Drill for Oil: Either Way, Tribes Want Control of Their Lands

By: Catherine Traywick The Southern Ute Indian Tribe of southwestern Colorado has a higher long-term credit rating than Wells Fargo & Co., and more oil and natural-gas wells than it has members. Welco...... Read more

Wall Street Journal: It’s Time for the Feds to Get Out of Indian Country

By: Terry L. Anderson and Shawn Regan As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump court the minority vote, they have paid virtually no attention to one of the most impoverished groups—Native Americans. More t...... Read more

The Audacity of Smothering Regulation

OP-ED: The Audacity of Smothering Regulation The Hill Chairman Rob Bishop Early in his tenure, President Obama pledged to pursue an "all-the-above" energy strategy. He then dedicated his administrati...... Read more

Obama will Leave His Legacy at the Expense of Fishermen

OP-ED: Obama will Leave His Legacy at the Expense of Fishermen The Hill Chairman Rob Bishop When President Obama quadrupled the size of a marine national monument off the coast of Hawaii last month, ...... Read more

Legal protection for Good Samaritans who want to clean up mines

OP-ED: Legal protection for Good Samaritans who want to clean up mines By: Chairman Rob Bishop The biblical story of the Good Samaritan is a familiar one to virtually all young children. A man is rob...... Read more

Deputy Director William Werkheiser to Rep. Gohmert

TO: Rep. Louie Gohmert FROM: U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director William Werkheiser Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter dated September 23, 2016, requesting information related to two scie...... Read more

Rep. Gohmert Letter to USGS Director Suzette Kimball

TO: The Honorable Suzette Kimball FROM: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Louie Gohmert Dear Director Kimball: The Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oversight and Inv...... Read more

Chairman Bishop Letter to Director Ashe

TO: The Honorable Dan Ashe FROM: Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Director Ashe: On August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency-led crew ("EPA") discharged 3 million gall...... Read more

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