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  • 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
  • Organizations Support Bipartisan Plan to Create New American Jobs and Expand Production of Clean, Renewable Hydropower
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 9, 2013 -
    Organizations representing various sectors are calling for passage of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, a common sense bipartisan plan that authorizes clean, renewable hydropower development, streamlines the regulatory process, and reduces administrative costs ... More
  • Documents Requested on Interior Department’s Decision to Close Drakes Bay Oyster Company
    Press Release
    Apr 5, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA – 04) sent letters today to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall seeking information about the Administration’s decision to not allow the continued operation of the Drakes Ba... More
  • VIDEO: Rep. Scott Tipton's Hydropower Bill Heads to House Floor
    Blog
    Mar 26, 2013 -
    H.R. 678, the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act,” passed through the House Committee on Natural Resources last week. Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03), the legislation creates new American jobs and expands production of clean, renewable hydropower by cutting duplicativ... More
  • Meet our Members: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
    Blog
    Mar 25, 2013 -
    Representing California's 1st District, located in the Northeast corner of the state, Congressman LaMalfa discusses his background in Agriculture and the variety of natural resources in his district. This year, in fact, Rep. LaMalfa's family celebrates 82 years in the rice farming business. See what Rep. LaMalfa has to... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Generate New, Clean Hydropower, Create Jobs, and Streamline Government Red Tape
    Press Release
    Mar 20, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 678, the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act,” with a bipartisan vote of 17-12. Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03), the legislation creates new American jobs and expands production of clean, renewable hydropower by c... More
  • Chairman Hastings Honored by National Energy Group for Public Service
    Blog
    Mar 13, 2013 -
    Today, Chairman Hastings accepted the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Public Service Award at their Legislative Rally in Washington, D.C. Initiated in 1978, the award recognizes elected officials whose activities have furthered the objectives of public power. Chairman Hastings has been a voice for the needs ... More
  • Bipartisan Hydropower Bills Streamline Red Tape to Create Jobs; Produce New, Clean Electricity
    Press Release
    Mar 5, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a legislative hearing on H.R. 678, the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act,” and H.R. 254, the "Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act.” Both bills are bipartisan plans to create new American jo... More
  • Chairman Hastings Renews Request for Information from Secretary Chu on Memo that Could Increase Electricity Rates on 40 Million Americans
    Press Release
    Feb 28, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today followed up on his previous request to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu for detailed documents and communications related to the issuance of Chu’s March 16, 2012, Memorandum (Memorandum) to the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs). Last Co... More
  • Chairman Hastings Receives “Water Warrior” Award, Delivers Keynote Speech at Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference
    Press Release
    Feb 22, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today received the “Water Warrior” award from the Family Farm Alliance at their annual conference. The Family Farm Alliance is an advocate for family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in seventeen Western states. The award is g... More
  • Hastings Statement on EPA’s New Regulations on Navajo Generating Station that Could Cost Jobs, Increase Water and Power Rates
    Press Release
    Jan 18, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement on the announcement by the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to call for imposing new, onerous regulations on Arizona’s coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, which employs hundreds of Navajo and H... More
  • Hastings Selected as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee
    Press Release
    Nov 28, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after the Republican Conference selected him to serve as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee in the 113th Congress: “I’m honored to have been selected by my Republican Colleagues to continue to serve as Chairman of ... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Statement on Administration's Latest Move to Implement Mandates in Chu Memorandum
    Press Release
    Nov 20, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released the following statement in response to the Federal Register Notice publication of the Energy Department’s Draft Recommendations resulting from Secretary Steven Chu's March 16, 2012 Memorandum: “The Energy Department's Draft Recommendations s... More

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