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  • Chairman Hastings: Now Is The Time For the Senate To Act on Job-Creating Legislation
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2014 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement following passage of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, by a bipartisan vote of 253-163. This legislation included H.R. 1526, the Restoring Heathy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, sponsored by Chairman Doc Hasting... More
  • House Approves Bill to Ensure Affordable Electricity for American Families and Businesses
    Press Release
    Mar 25, 2014 -
    Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229-192. Sponsored by Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), this important legislat... More
  • The Importance of Coal in America’s Energy Portfolio
    Blog
    Jan 15, 2014 -
    America can count on reliable and affordable electricity from coal for the foreseeable future. This will only happen if the Obama Administration stops its constant attacks on this abundant resource. In 2013, coal provided America with 40% of America’s electricity while providing countless direct and indirect jobs. Many... More
  • Rallying Against the Obama Administration's War on Coal
    Blog
    Oct 29, 2013 -
    Today, Chairman Hastings addressed coal miners from across the country at the “Rally for American Energy Jobs” in Washington D.C. to send a message to the Obama Administration to STOP the war on coal, coal jobs, and reliable and affordable electricity. Since taking office, President Obama has made his contempt for coal... More
  • Witnesses: Federal Government Must Stop Its Regulatory Assault on Mining in America
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled “EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy.” This hearing examined the onerous federal regulations and abusive actions by the Obama Administration, particul... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Increasing Domestic Production of Copper is Vital to Jobs, Economy & National Security
    Floor Statements
    Sep 26, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act: “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. As our... More
  • House Approves Job-Creating Strategic & Critical Minerals Bill
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act by a bipartisan vote of 246-178. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02), would allow the United States to more efficiently develop America’s strategic and critical minerals, such as rare ear... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Critical Minerals are Essential to American Jobs and our 21st Century Economy
    Floor Statements
    Sep 18, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 761, The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. ... More
  • Casper Star Tribune: A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin
    In Case You Missed It
    Aug 22, 2013 -
    A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin By Laura Hancock At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, U.S. Bureau of Land Management employees in Cheyenne gathered to unseal envelopes containing bids and checks from coal companies hoping to score the rights to dig in the Powder River Basin. But there were no ... More
  • Witnesses Tell the Obama Administration to STOP Costly & Job Destroying Coal Regulations
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, legislation to protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy production by stopping the Obama Administration from imposing coal... More
  • Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Duplicative Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
    Press Release
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act by a bipartisan vote of 23-15. This bill, authored by Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect American jobs and American energy production by limiting the Obama Administration’s ability... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama taps Interior official for deputy secretary post” Associated Press: “Feds to lease mineral rights in Ohio forest” Associated Press: “3 Native American tribes seek funding for satellite voter registration, early voting stations” Associated Press:... More
  • ICYMI: President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs
    Blog
    Jul 30, 2013 -
    President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs By Glenn Kessler 7/30/2013 “My hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year o... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 30, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Flores: Fracturing rules would give feds a foot in the door” Washington Times – Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer: “Keystone pipeline supporters slam Obama’s skeptical comments on economic impact” Fuel Fix – Emily Pickrell: “Texas will continue to l... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 29, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “GOP lawmaker warns Interior’s fracking rule could lead to cascade of new regs” Oregonian – Scott Learn: “Interior Department extends Chetco River gold mining withdrawal for five years” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama criticizes pro-Keystone pipeline jobs,... More
  • Witnesses Highlight States’ Successes in Regulating Fracking
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect state rights, American jobs and Ame... More
  • Johnson, Lamborn Introduce Legislation To Protect Jobs, Help Stop Obama Administration’s War on Coal
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2013 -
    Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) today introduced H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act. This legislation would protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy product... More
  • Video Release: Obama Administration Wastes Millions of Dollars on Flawed Rulemaking with No End in Sight
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing yesterday on the status of the Obama Administration’s rewrite of a coal mining regulations, the Stream Buffer Zone Rule, and heard testimony from Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) Director Joseph ... More
  • Five Ways President Obama Can Support New American Energy Jobs
    Resourceful Information
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    While President Obama prepares to deliver yet another speech on the economy today, Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee have been advancing legislation to put Americans back to work and unlock access to our U.S. energy resources. Expanding American energy production, both onshore and offshore, is one of... More
  • War on coal? Absolutely…
    Blog
    Jul 12, 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 comp... More
  • Hastings: President’s National Energy Tax Bad for Jobs and Economy
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today on President Obama’s plan to unilaterally impose a national energy tax and wage a war on coal: “Years after a Democrat-controlled Congress rejected the President’s plan to impose a new national energy tax, President O... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 13, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: UPI: “Rep. Hastings calls for pro-energy bill passage in House” Platts – Brian Scheid: “US House committee passes three oil and gas bills” Southeast Missourian – Erin Ragan: “Jason Smith to serve on House Natural Resources and Judiciary committees” Washington Examiner – Eric... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 11, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Alaska Public Radio – Ed Schoenfeld: “Sealaska Land Bill Scheduled For Congressional Markup” The Hill – Zack Colman: “Energy agency: US oil-and-gas reserves up 35 percent, thanks to shale boom” Arizona Republic – Brandon Loomis: “Mexican gray wolves may get more area to live... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 7, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: E&E – Nick Juliano: “House Republicans continue push for offshore drilling” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Feds give industry, environmentalists more time to study drilling rule” Associated Press: “Tribe seeks to expand shale-oil drilling” Cronkite News – Evan Bell: “Gosar,... More
  • Witnesses: America Needs to Develop Its Offshore Energy Resources NOW
    Press Release
    Jun 6, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2231, the “Offshore Energy and Jobs Act.” This legislation would expand U.S. offshore energy production to create American jobs, lower energy prices, generate new federal revenue, and strengthen America’s ... More
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