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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
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Associated Press – Matt Volz: “House panel touts Powder River Basin development” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Interior's offshore drilling safety chief stepping down” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Alaska pushing new plan for ANWR oil research” KGOU – Kurt Gwartney: “Native American Adoption Case Gets New Complication” McClatchy – Michael Doyle: “Yosemite plan to cut amenities draws GOP ire on Capitol Hill” The Hill – Pete Kasperowicz: “Dems pitch national...
July 10, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Energy Guardian – Kevin Rogers: “House panel explores Powder River Basin, coal leasing” KTVQ: “U.S. House committee invites Crow Tribe chair to discuss production expansion” KFYO – Cole Shooter: “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces extension for listing of lesser prairie-chicken” Montville Patch – Jessie King: “Tribal Recognition Will be Easier Under New Rules” Associated Press – Brett Zongker: “Washington Monument glows again amid restoration” ...
July 09, 2013
OP-ED: A step toward American energy independence By. Rep Jeff Duncan Washington Times About seven years ago, I had the opportunity to tour Devil's Tower an offshore drilling platform 140 miles southeast of New Orleans. It was an enriching experience learning how technology and human ingenuity come together to safely harvest resources from the depths of our oceans that are used to power our homes, cars and businesses. What was even more educational, though, was seeing all the various industries...
July 03, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Washington Times – Rep. Jeff Duncan: OP-ED “A Step Toward American Energy Independence” The Hill – Zack Colman: “Obama’s Energy Security Trust collecting dust” Wall Street Journal – Chip Cummins: “Rising U.S. Oil Output Gives Policy Makers More Options” Miami Herald – Susan Cocking: “U.S. Wildlife Service says it’s trying to clear backlog of protection requests" Washington Post – Josh Hicks: “Feds spring to action in response to Arizona wildfire”
July 03, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Alaska Dispatch – Hannah Heimbuch: “Congress considers opening Bristol Bay to offshore leasing” Associated Press: “White House has coal country on the defensive” Associated Press – Jennifer Kay: “Fla. Keys Prepare for Sea Level Rise” Washington Times – Valerie Richardson: “Deadly Arizona wildfire again stirs debate on cause of huge forest blazes” Washington Post – Peter Hermann: “Retired Park Police chief disputes inspector general’s report on weapons...
July 02, 2013
House Natural Resources Committee member Rep. Paul Gosar, (AZ-04) issued the following statement in response to the fast-moving Yarnell Hill Fire, in Yavapai County, that has claimed lives and destroyed homes and lead to one of the most deadly days in U.S. Firefighting history: “My heart weeps for those who lost their lives and were affected by today’s Yarnell Hill Fire. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost so much and the first responders battling this difficult situatio...
July 01, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Wall Street Journal – Tennille Tracy: “U.S. House Votes to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “House moves to expand offshore drilling” Cronkite News – Xi Chen: “Interior Department gives OK for wind-power project in Mohave County” The Hill – Ben Goad: “Lawmakers want investigation into EPA’s ‘sue and settle’ practices” The Day – Brian Hallenback: “BIA floats new tribe status rules” Greenwire – Emily Yehle: “'Lackadaisical' P...
July 01, 2013

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