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  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 30, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: New York Times – John M. Broder: “New Interior Chief Savors a Steep Learning Curve” Oak Ridger – Donna Smith: “Manhattan Project Park bill moves on” Greenwire – Phil Taylor: “New House bill would allow Va. leasing, share revenues with states” The Hill – Julian Hattem: “Admi... 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
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan Bill to Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Press Release
    Apr 24, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved by unanimous consent H.R. 1208, a bipartisan bill introduced by Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congressman Ben Lujan (NM-03) to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will include facil... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 24, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Julian Hattem: “GOP criticizes EPA comments on Keystone XL path” Fuel Fix – Dan X. McGraw: “When is the price of gasoline too high?” Associated Press: “Sea otter population more than doubles in southeast Alaska” Associated Press – Kathryn Haake: “Lawmakers kill w... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 15, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Los Angeles Times – Phil Willon: “Joshua Tree targeted by graffiti vandals using social media” The Philadelphia Inquirer – Sandy Bauers: "White-nose syndrome that kills bats continues to spread” Kansas City Star: “Will Obama establish 'Idaho's Yellowstone' as a national mon... More
  • MAP: Manhattan Project National Historic Park
    Blog
    Apr 12, 2013 -
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  • Witnesses Support Bipartisan Bill to Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Press Release
    Apr 12, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a legislative hearing on H.R. 1208, the “Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act” – bipartisan legislation by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), and Con... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 11, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Pete Kasperowicz: "House votes 416-7 in favor of easing hydropower regs" Roll Call – Niels Lesniewski: "Interior Pick Moves Forward After Sage Grouse Dispute" New York Times – Matthew Wald: "New Solar Process Gets More Out of Natural Gas" Bonner County Daily Bee:... 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
  • Chairman Hastings Unveils Draft Proposal to Restore Active Forest Management and Help Rural Schools & Counties
    Press Release
    Apr 3, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today unveiled a draft proposal to address the expiration of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The draft proposal, Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, renews the federal government’s commitment to manage forest resources for the be... More
  • Meet Our Members: Rep. Steve Daines (MT) Discusses the 'Treasure State'
    Blog
    Mar 18, 2013 -
    The Committee continues its "Meet our Members" series with Congressman Steve Daines, representing Montana At-Large. In this segment, Rep. Daines describes growing up as a fifth generation Montanan in the 'Treasure State,' and how its variety of natural resources and national parks really comprise the state's treasures... More
  • Bipartisan House Bill Reintroduced to Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Press Release
    Mar 15, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), and Congressman Ben Luján (NM-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1208) in the House of Representatives to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will encompass facilities in Hanfor... More
  • Chairman Hastings Reintroduces Legislation to Keep Cabin Fees Fair and Affordable
    Press Release
    Mar 14, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today introduced H.R. 1159, The Cabin Fee Act of 2013. The bill, which was passed by the House last year, would establish a fair, predictable fee-setting system for families who own cabins in our National Forests. Cabin owners have recently been faced with... More
  • The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree: A Holiday Tradition Since 1964
    Blog
    Dec 5, 2012 -
    Last night, in perfect 66 degree weather, Speaker of the House John Boehner joined Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers and other dignitaries to light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. This year's tree — a 65-foot Engelmann spruce — hails from Committee Member Scott Tipton's Colorado district, in the Blanco Ranger Dis... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Statement on President Obama's Unilateral Designation of the César E. Chávez National Monument
    Press Release
    Oct 8, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement to use presidential powers granted under the 1906 Antiquities Act to acquire new property to establish the César E. Chávez National Monument: “Additions to the National Pa... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Statement on House Vote on Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act
    Press Release
    Sep 20, 2012 -
    H.R. 5987, a bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, was brought to the House floor today under “suspension of House rules.” This “suspension” process allows for an expedited and abbreviated process for considering and voting on bills. However, in order for a bill to pass under suspension, it ... More
  • Vote Today: Support H.R. 5987, bipartisan bill to designate a Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Dear Colleagues
    Sep 20, 2012 -
    Dear Colleague, I urge your support for a bipartisan bill, H.R. 5987, to designate the Manhattan Project Historical Park. I’m honored to sponsor this bill with the support of Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Rep. Norm Dicks. The National Park Service and Interior Secretary Salazar have endorsed the establ... More
  • Hastings, Bishop Urge Dept. of the Interior to Comply with Outstanding Documents Request Concerning Decision to Block U.S. Energy Production
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) sent a letter yesterday to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging the Administration to comply with outstanding requests for documents regarding the Obama Administ... More
  • Chairmen Hastings and Bishop Follow-up Letter to Secretary Salazar on Proposed Withdrawal of Energy Development in Northern Arizona
    Letters
    Sep 17, 2012 -
    Dear Secretary Salazar: On May 23, 2012, a letter was sent requesting documents concerning the Department of the Interior’s (“Department”) decision to withdraw 1 million acres in northern Arizona from new uranium mining claims and copies of 399 pages concerning communications between the Superintendent of the Grand Can... More
  • Witnesses Emphasize Need for Bills to Reduce Risk of Megafires to Aid Forest Health, Protect Local Communities, Create Jobs
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2012 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on legislation intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, restore forest health, and address factors that contribute to insect infestation and wildfire. Decades of severe mismanagement of our public lands have contributed to ... More
  • Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2012 -
    The House Natural Resources Committee today approved by unanimous consent H.R. 5987, a bipartisan bill introduced by Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congressman Ben Lujan (NM-03) to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will include facili... More
  • Manhattan Project Park Bill: House Committee to Vote Next Week
    Press Release
    Jul 6, 2012 -
    The House Committee on Natural Resources will convene on Wednesday, July 11th at 10am to consider and vote on H.R. 5987, a bipartisan bill to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will include Hanford’s B Reactor. The Committee will also consider additional bills at the meeting. “The effort to cre... More
  • Witnesses Support Bipartisan Bill to Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2012 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5987, a bipartisan bill introduced by Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congressman Ben Lujan (NM-03) to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park ... More
  • Bipartisan House Bill Introduced to Establish Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2012 -
    Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congressman Ben Lujan (NM-03) today introduced legislation (H.R. 5987) in the House of Representatives to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will include facilities at Hanford, Washington, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Los Ala... More
  • House Approves Bipartisan Public Lands Package to Cut Bureaucratic Red Tape, Encourage Economic Growth, Create Jobs
    Press Release
    Jun 19, 2012 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, with a bipartisan vote of 232-188. This bipartisan package removes federal red tape to responsible, local economic development and job growth. It encourages tourism and recreation, promotes responsible use of our public land... More

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