Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production Just like rising temperatures across America, gas prices are on the rise too and calls for lower energy prices are growing. This week, the Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition, comprised of Governors from Alaska, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, and North Carolina, sent letters to their respective Congressional delegations calling for i...
July 19, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Seattle Times – Kyung M. Song: “Interior Secretary Jewell dives into pressing issues” Washington Examiner – Ron Arnold: “Showdown in the Arctic: Alaska challenges Obama” KOBI – Lyle Ahrens: “Klamath Tribes Defend Water Call Decision” National Journal – Amy Harder: “Harry Reid Blames Nevada Wildfires on Climate Change” Leader Journal OpEd – Rep. Jason Smith: “Words from Washington: Common Sense Prevails”
July 19, 2013
Yesterday, Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) spoke with Bloomberg TV about wildfire prevention and active forest management. Congressman Gosar district includes the area affected by the devastating Yarnell fire this summer. Earlier this month, the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations held a hearing on wildfires and forest management. Click here to learn more about that hearing and other actions the committee is taking to address the issue of wildfires and for...
July 18, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Politico Pro Whiteboard – Talia Buford: “Hastings: We are running out of patience with Interior” UPI: “Hastings: Obama's energy polices 'off course'” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Senior House Republican threatens fresh Interior subpoenas” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Interior chief defends Obama’s plan to stiffen drilling rules” Wall Street Journal – Russell Gold: “Save a Chicken, Drill a Well” Associated Press – Bruce Smith: “Loggerhead designation cos...
July 18, 2013
In the past week, gas prices have surged upwards of 14 cents across the country to a national average of $3.61 per gallon. Analysts, including Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com, point out that rising tensions in Egypt and the concern over disruption to oil production in the region have caused oil prices to spike here in the United States. It’s time for the U.S. to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and no longer fall victim to volatile spikes brought on by events overseas. This is just one exampl...
July 16, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Republicans press Interior on status of offshore drilling rule” Houston Chronicle – Zain Shauk: “Gasoline prices surge nationwide” The Hill – Jordy Yager: “Native American tribes’ lawsuit could decide who controls Senate in 2015” Aspen Public Radio – Marci Krivonen: “Tribes in Western U.S. Use Water to Assert Sovereignty” KUTV: “Bishop Wants Memorial Redesigned” Associated Press: “Congressional hearing planned on White River”
July 16, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Forum News Service – TJ Jerke: “Cramer leads congressmen on North Dakota energy tour” E&E – John McArdle: “Panel to examine GOP criticisms of Lacey Act provisions” Associated Press: “Study urges spending on coastal restoration” Associated Press – Brett Zongker: “Redesign of Ike memorial could cost $17 million” Associated Press – Jeff Barnard: “Federal agencies say hydro dam fixes helping salmon”
July 15, 2013
War on coal? Absolutely… Just this week, President Obama’s war on coal reared its ugly head. American Electric Power announced that it is closing its coal-fired power plant in Beverly, Ohio. This is on top of FirstEnergy’s announcement that it will close two coal fired power plants in Pennsylvania by October. Both companies cited environmental regulations as reasons for their closures. These announcements are just the latest fronts of President Obama’s war on coal that is devastating the coal in...
July 12, 2013
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently drafting a plan to determine the future of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. Earlier this week, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation heard from witnesses regarding this plan that could permanently remove several recreational amenities that have long been a staple for visitors to the Merced River floodplain. Both witnesses and Committee Members at the hearing expressed concern over the objectives of the NPS in implem...
July 12, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Arizona Republic – Erin Kelly: “House panel: Fire-prevention funds needed” Wall Street Journal – Erica E. Phillips and Ann Zimmerman: “Controlling the Tinderbox Right Next Door” Associated Press: “More than 150 people faces charges as officials seize endangered tiger pelt, elephant ivory” Norwich Bulletin – James Mosher: “Preston, Ledyard, NS leaders meet with governor’s counsel on tribal recognition” Associated Press – Jeff Barnard: “Feds say hydro d...
July 12, 2013
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