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  • Subcommittee Debunks Seismic Scare Tactics
    Press Release
    Jul 14, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on the bureaucratic delays and lack of transparency with the federal permitting process for seismic surveying in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Since the Department of the Interior first initiated the regulatory process in 2009 to allow... More
  • Witness Panel: Arctic Rule Will Freeze Development Necessary for Strong Alaskan Economy
    Press Release
    Jun 16, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s proposed Arctic Rule and its potential impacts on offshore energy development to native Alaskans, the State of Alaska, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, and to our nation’s goal of energy security. The hearin... More
  • Bishop: Shell Approval to Drill in Arctic Affirms the Safety of Offshore Drilling
    Press Release
    May 12, 2015 -
    Yesterday, the Department of the Interior gave conditional approval to allow Shell to move forward with developing Alaska’s offshore areas. Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement. “The Obama Administration’s decision to approve Shell’s exploratory plan is finally a sign of its affirmation of the i... More
  • 163 Members of Congress Urge Administration to Increase Energy Production in Outer Continental Shelf
    Press Release
    Apr 23, 2015 -
    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today led 159 of their Senate and House colleagues in urging Interior Secretary S... More
  • Chairman Rob Bishop Opening Statement at the Full Committee Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) of the Committee on Natural Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Innovations in Safety Since the 2010 Macondo Incident." Remarks as prepared - Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal ha... More
  • Committee Reviews Innovations in Safety in the Five Years Following the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2015 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing to commemorate the five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and to review safety innovations that the industry has put forth since then. “Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal ha... More
  • Committee Hearing Highlights States’ Frustration with Obama Administration’s Restrictive Offshore Leasing Plan
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2015 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, released on January 27. Witnesses included Governor Pat McCrory, who testified on how federal regulatory polici... More
  • Chairman Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2015 -
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan." Remarks as prepared - I’d like to begin this morning’s hearing by talking about com... More
  • Bishop Issues Statement on Administration’s National Ocean Policy Report
    Press Release
    Mar 27, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement this evening on the Obama Administration’s release of its first Report on the Implementation of the National Ocean Policy: “The Administration's ocean policy is similar to its approach to federal lands, particularly in the W... More
  • Kornze Faces Committee Scrutiny On Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
    Press Release
    Mar 26, 2015 -
    Committee on Natural Resources Vice Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) today questioned BLM Director Neil Kornze on how the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between BLM and the states will operate. “Who will approve well bore integrity issues? Will you approve those? Who will do the inspections? Will [states] be br... More
  • Obama Administration’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Will Marginalize Energy Development On Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Mar 20, 2015 -
    Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the Department of the Interior released a long-anticipated and highly controversial finalized rule on hydraulic fracturing and well construction on federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement: “I disagree with the underlying premise of thi... More
  • U.S. Department of the Interior’s Five-Year Plan Dashes Offshore Energy Hopes
    Press Release
    Jan 27, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Draft Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017 to 2022: “Someday this Administration will move the goal of energy independence forward. Unfortunately, this ... More
  • Hastings: Four-Dollar Gasoline Doesn’t Have to be Our Reality
    Floor Statements
    Jun 25, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following floor statement today in support of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act. Mr. Chairman – Americans are all too familiar with the economic hardships caused by four-dollar gasoline prices. I routin... More
  • California’s Growing Dependence on Foreign Oil
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 3, 2014 -
    Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on California energy and the drastic increase in foreign oil imports. The state has significant opportunities for energy production, including California’s Monterey Shale that the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that contain... More
  • Hastings: Republican Budget Prioritizes American Energy to Create New Jobs and Increase Revenues
    Press Release
    Apr 1, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement praising the Republican budget released today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: “The Republican budget is a responsible plan to cut spending, lower the debt, and ensure long-term job and economic growth. It prio... More
  • Chairman Hastings’ Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address
    Press Release
    Jan 28, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union address: “Despite President Obama’s repeated claims of making job creation and economic growth a priority, the reality is that he has actively chosen to ignore the economic poten... More
  • Witnesses, Members Agree Now is the Time for Seismic Exploration in the Atlantic OCS
    Press Release
    Jan 10, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled “The Science Behind Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic OCS.” This hearing examined the technological advancements in seismic technology, continued delays by the Obama Administration for seismic research... More
  • NEW Study Shows Job & Economic Surge from Increased Offshore Energy Production
    Blog
    Dec 5, 2013 -
    A new study released today shows that increasing America’s offshore energy production in the mid and south Atlantic will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and drastically grow America’s economy. “Today’s study further confirms that increased offshore energy production will create American jobs, spur economic gr... 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
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Interior Department slams Senate energy revenue-sharing bill” Roll Call – Ambreen Ali: “Alaska Governor Pursues New Strategy in Push to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling” Associated Press: “Kansas regulators considering new fracking rules” Courthouse News... More
  • Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production
    Blog
    Jul 19, 2013 -
    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 G... More
  • VIDEO: Chairman Hastings Speaks in Support of H.R. 1613
    Floor Statements
    Jun 27, 2013 -
    Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 1613, legislation that will create certainty needed to move forward with offshore energy development in certain areas in the Gulf of Mexico along our nation’s maritime boundary with Mexico. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong sup... More
  • Chairman Hastings: H.R. 2231 "Exactly What Our Country and Economy Needs Right Now"
    Floor Statements
    Jun 26, 2013 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings spoke on the House floor in strong support of H.R. 2231, the American Energy and Jobs Act, a bill that will expand access to affordable energy and create over a million American jobs. The House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2231 this Friday. Full Statement: ... More
  • Chairman Hastings Op-Ed in The Hill: Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jun 26, 2013 -
    Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources By: House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill June 26, 2013 Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price of a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Prices have ne... More
  • Committee Approves Legislation to Expand American Energy Production on Federal Lands and Waters, Create New American Jobs
    Press Release
    Jun 12, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved three bills to expand American offshore and onshore energy production in order to help create new American jobs, lower energy prices, generate new revenue, and make America more energy secure. H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, was approved by the Committe... More
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