• E&E Daily: Subcommittee wrangles bills on 'escape artist' snakes, polar bears, Asian carp
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 26, 2013 -
    A House Natural Resources subcommittee heard testimony yesterday on four bills on a variety of wildlife species -- one to lift restrictions on polar bear trophies, another to allow the export of certain protected snakes and two to combat an invasion of Asian carp. The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Ins... More
  • Blueways Under Fire
    Press Release
    Jul 17, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held an oversight hearing on “A Washington, DC- Based Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation and Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order.” This hearing highlighted current and potential problems with the National Blueways ... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Obama Administration Retreats from Designating White River as National Blueway
    Press Release
    Jul 3, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings released the following statement after the Department of the Interior announced it was withdrawing the National Blueways Designation for the White River watershed in Arkansas and Missouri. “This withdrawal is yet further proof that the Blueways program, imposed un... More
  • Chairman Hastings Seeks Further Information on Interior Department's National Blueways Order
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell seeking further information about the implementation of the National Blueways Secretarial Order. Signed by Secretary Salazar in 2012, this Order establishes a National Blueways System and gives ... More
  • Bipartisan House Vote to Approve Bill to Unlock America’s Offshore Energy Resources, Create Over a Million Jobs
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, with a bipartisan vote of 235-186. This legislation, sponsored by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create new American jobs, lower energy prices, gro... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 12, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Tri-City Herald – Geoff Folsom: “U.S. House passes Rattlesnake Mountain access bill” Washington Times – Patrice Hill: “U.S. gains global competition as shale energy revolution heats up” The Hill – Julian Hattem: “Wildlife agency proposes endangered listing for chimps” Assoc... More
  • Letter to Secretary Jewell Regarding the Blueways Order
    Letters
    Jun 10, 2013 -
    Dear Secretary Jewell, We are concerned by the continuing lack of transparency and public process in your Department's implementation of Secretarial Order 3321 (Order), which claims the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to designate entire river watersheds as "National Blueways." We believe this Order is funda... 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
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 6, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Offshore drilling proponents launch new push on Capitol Hill” Oil and Gas Journal – Paula Dittrick: “API cites growing support for opening areas to offshore drilling” Cape Cod Times – Mary Ann Bragg: “NOAA to make reduced ship speeds permanen... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 31, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Zack Colman: “Senior House GOP lawmaker revives offshore drilling bill” Fuel Fix – Jennifer Hiller: “Texas leads nation in drilling activity – by a lot” Bloomberg: “California lawmakers turn down moratorium on fracking” New York Times –Jess Bidgood: “Massachusetts... More
  • Witnesses Stress Importance of Hydropower Development for Job Creation & Economic Growth
    Press Release
    May 23, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a legislative hearing on H.R. 1963, The Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Daines (MT-At Large), this bill would create new American jobs and expand production of clean, renewable hydro... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 22, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Lawmakers press Interior to slow down on fracking rules” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Unlikely alliance: Political foes plea for more time on fracturing rule” The Hill – Zack Colman: “White House threatens veto of Keystone bill” Fuel Fix – David R.... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 15, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Associated Press: “Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths” Associated Press – Ben Neary: “Western lawmakers push to restore mineral funds” Reuters – Alex Lawler: “IEA urges swift U.S. decision on allowing crude oil exports” Associated Press: “Ark. mountain snail dropped from e... More
  • Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (H.R. 687)
    Committee Votes
    May 15, 2013 -
    Reporting H.R. 687 Out of Committee (Passed 23-19. View Roll Call Vote) The bill would authorize a land exchange to open up the largest copper mine in North America and protect environmentally sensitive land. This bipartisan legislation would create nearly 3,700 jobs, provide billions in tax revenue, generate over $60 ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 8, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Energy Guardian – Edward Felker: “Jewell vows to resist lobbying on fracking regs” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Senior Republican presses Interior for ‘certainty’ on Arctic drilling” Associated Press: “A look at US government's cuts in mineral payments” Associated Press: “Wildlif... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 7, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Wall Street Journal – Alison Sider: “Coastal Governors Want More Offshore Drilling” Fuel Fix OpEd – Jeff Miller: “Guest Commentary: Deep-water oil and gas essential to global energy future” Associated Press: “Steam proposed to extract central Wyoming oil” The Atlantic – Ste... More
  • Witnesses Highlight the Importance of Water Rights For Job Creation & Economic Growth and Local Control
    Press Release
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held an oversight hearing entitled “Federal Impediments to Water Rights, Job Creation and Recreation: A Local Perspective." The hearing examined growing federal intrusion that costs American jobs and threatens to divert water supplies away from agricult... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Washington Examiner editorial: “Keystone obstructions show how environmental extremism hobbles the economy” UPI: “Keystone XL bill clears House committee” Tri-City Herald: “U.S. House committee approves B Reactor Park at Hanford” Salt Lake Tribune – Thomas Burr: “House pane... More
  • CEQ Chair Dodges Questions on Obama Administration Plan to Zone the Oceans
    Press Release
    Apr 19, 2013 -
    Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing examining the spending priorities outlined in the President’s FY2014 budget requests for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 16, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Arizona Republic OpEd by Rep. Paul Gosar: “Wildfire policy must shift from reactive to proactive” Salt Lake Tribune – Thomas Burr: “Bishop seeks grand bargain on public lands” The Hill – Ben Geman: “New Interior chief takes to Twitter” Associated Press: “Saving endangered s... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 12, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Houston Chronicle – Jennifer Dlouhy: “Fed fracturing rules seen as imminent” Platts – Gary Gentile: “Ken Salazar signs off from US Interior Department” AOL Energy – Jared Anderson: “EIA Sees Oil Price Differentials Narrowing, US Natural Gas Prices Increasing” The Hill – Zac... More
  • Floor Action: Committee Members Speak on Plan to Create Jobs and Expand Hydropower
    Blog
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 the House of Representatives Passed H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, with a bipartisan vote of 416-7. The bill is designed to create new American jobs and expand production of clean, renewable hydropower by eliminating bureaucratic... More
  • House Approves Plan to Create Jobs & Expand Clean, Renewable Hydropower Production
    Press Release
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, with a bipartisan vote of 416-7. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03), would create new American jobs and expand production of clean, renewable hydropower by elimin... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Time to Cut Red Tape to Expand the Development of Small Conduit Hydropower
    Floor Statements
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act. The bill is a bipartisan legislation designed to create new American jobs and expand production of... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources News Morning Round-up: New York Times – Norimitsu Onishi: “Oyster Farm Caught Up in Pipeline Politics” AP – Jeff Barnard: “Feds recommend removing dams from Klamath River” BBC – Matt McGrath: “Fracking ‘not significant’ cause of large earthquakes” Bloomberg – Mark Drajem: “Natural Gas Resources S... More
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