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  • Ranking Member Hastings Statement on House Republicans “Pledge to America”
    Press Release
    Sep 23, 2010 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled “A Pledge to America,” a new governing agenda built by listening to the American people that offers immediate solutions to create jobs, cut spending, reform Congress, and keep our nati... More
  • Study Finds President Obama’s Proposed Oil and Gas Tax Hikes Will Cost Jobs, Slow Economic Recovery
    Press Release
    Sep 13, 2010 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) issued the following statement on today’s report by Louisiana State University Endowed Chair of Banking and economist Dr. Joseph R. Mason on the economic impacts of President Obama’s proposed tax increases on oil and gas. The report concluded that th... More
  • Roundup of CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534) Documents
    Resourceful Information
    Jul 30, 2010 -
    Statement of Republican Policy Amendment to H.R. 3534, the CLEAR ACT Republican Leader John Boehner America Facing Higher Energy Costs, Fewer Jobs Under Dems’ Energy Bill Boehner: Dems Exploit Gulf Tragedy for Job-Destroying Tax on American Energy House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence Pence Warns of Democrats... More
  • Will the Senate Once Again Leave House Dems High and Dry?
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    Jul 29, 2010 -
    Although the House is expected to vote tomorrow on “oil spill” legislation (The CLEAR Act), things aren’t going as well over on the other side of the Capitol. According to The Hill: “Senate Democrats and Republicans appear on a collision course that would sink chances of passing oil-spill and energy legislation amid di... More
  • White House Continues to Exploit Oil Spill Tragedy to Push Cap-and-Trade National Energy Tax
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    Jul 29, 2010 -
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs kept the dream of a cap-and-trade national energy tax alive this week by confirming that it’s still not too late to exploit the tragedy in the Gulf in order to push through this job-killing measure. On Tuesday during his press briefing, Gibbs said he wouldn’t rule out the possib... More
  • Democrats’ Offshore Oil Spill Bill Makes Significant Changes to Onshore Energy Leasing
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 29, 2010 -
    July 29, 2010 Democrats’ Offshore Oil Spill Bill Makes Significant Changes to Onshore Energy Leasing Increases onshore energy taxes, threatens onshore energy jobs Dear Colleague: In yet another example of House Democrats exploiting the oil spill to pass unrelated legislation, the CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534) makes fundamental... More
  • Ranking Member Hastings' Op-Ed in Washington Examiner: Obama’s new offshore policy full of rhetoric but short on drilling
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Apr 2, 2010 -
    Obama’s new offshore policy full of rhetoric but short on drilling By Rep. Doc Hastings Washington Examiner April 2, 2010 In an effort to appear supportive of the “drill here, drill now” chants that dogged him during his 2008 campaign, President Obama, along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, has announced his admini... More
  • A Year of Obama’s No-Energy Policies: Higher Prices, Less American Production, Increased Dependence on Foreign Sources, Fewer U.S. Jobs
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    Apr 1, 2010 -
    In light of yesterday’s disingenuous announcement by the Obama Administration on future Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas production, it is important to remember the history of anti-energy policies displayed by this Administration since nearly day one. The following is a timeline of the major announcements and energy... More
  • Facts & Maps on Obama Administration’s Plan to Lock Up the OCS
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 1, 2010 -
    President Obama did not open new lands to offshore drilling – all of these areas were already open for drilling once Congress and President Bush lifted the moratorium in 2008. Instead, President Obama yesterday announced what areas he would CLOSE to offshore drilling (see maps below). Under the President’s Outer Conti... More
  • Obama Administration Places Vast Majority of OCS Off Limits
    Press Release
    Mar 31, 2010 -
    Although President Obama today announced what he called the “expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration,” in reality the President LOCKED UP more land to American energy production - as shown on the maps below. Click to enlarge map Under the Presidential and Congressional Moratoria in place from 1981 through Septemb... More
  • As gas prices rise, President blocks energy production and job creation in vast majority of America’s offshore areas
    Press Release
    Mar 31, 2010 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement that his Administration will delay a new offshore drilling plan until 2012 and include only a fraction of offshore land that was available under the 2010-2015 lease plan: “With... More
  • Guest Blogger Rep. Paul Broun: Working toward energy independence
    Blog
    Feb 16, 2010 -
    Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) Today, President Obama will announce the building of two new nuclear reactors at a Southern Company plant in Georgia. This is a step in the right direction towards achieving energy independence in the United States, but there is much more work to be done. Increasing nuclear power is just the fir... More
  • Get the Facts on the President’s State of the Union Energy Claims
    Press Release
    Jan 28, 2010 -
    President Obama: “You can see the results of last year’s investment in clean energy – in the North Carolina company that will create 1200 jobs nationwide helping to make advanced batteries; or in the California business that will put 1,000 people to work making solar panels.” While the government spends millions of dol... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Less Talk and More Action Needed from Administration to Create New Energy Jobs
    Press Release
    Jan 28, 2010 -
    Last night during the State of the Union address, President Obama once again stressed the need for comprehensive energy legislation. Unfortunately, we’ve heard that line before…Despite all their talk, the Obama Administration has repeatedly taken steps to block American energy production and job creation. Republicans o... More
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words at U.S. Interior Department
    Press Release
    Jan 22, 2010 -
    .bullet { LIST-STYLE-IMAGE: url(/UploadedPhotos/HighResolution/24715874-45fd-4a8e-b9b6-0e12a18eff1b.jpg) } Exactly one year ago today, the newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar delivered his first speech to Department employees, outlining his vision for the future of the agency. Unfortunately, Secretar... More
  • Guest Blogger Rep. Doug Lamborn: Copenhagen’s Threat to U.S. Sovereignty
    Blog
    Dec 14, 2009 -
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) In the next few days President Obama will venture to Copenhagen, Denmark to attend the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which began last week. One of the discussed goals of this conference is the creation of a universal climate change... More
  • Hastings: President’s Energy and Climate Change Policies Will Destroy Jobs, Strangle Economic Growth and Hinder Recovery
    Press Release
    Dec 8, 2009 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after joining members of the American Energy Solution Group in a press conference to oppose the President’s job-killing energy policies and express concerns (see letter) with his upcoming trip to the Climate Change Co... More
  • Declining Support for Democrats' National Energy Tax Legislation
    Blog
    Oct 29, 2009 -
    Yesterday, Wall Street Journal blogger Keith Johnson wrote an interesting post about a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that was released. The poll highlights America’s declining support for cap-and-trade legislation. Only 48% of the public would approve of a proposal that “would require companies to reduce greenhouse gas ... More
  • Hastings Statement on October Unemployment Report
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2009 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s report that the U.S. economy lost nearly 263,000 jobs in September, raising the unemployment rate to 9.8 percent: “Unemployment in parts of the U.S. energy sector, including ... More
  • Hastings Statement on Kerry-Boxer National Energy Tax
    Press Release
    Sep 30, 2009 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today regarding the National Energy Tax legislation introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA): “Since the House passed the National Energy Tax bill in June and sent it to the Senate, Ame... More
  • Bipartisan Agreement at EMR Hearing on Need to Increase American Energy Production
    Press Release
    Sep 9, 2009 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Energy and Minerals Subcommittee held a hearing on “The American Conservation and Clean Energy Independence Act” (H.R. 2227), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) to expand offshore drilling on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (O... More
  • Hastings Statement on CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534)
    Press Release
    Sep 9, 2009 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 (H.R. 3534). Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee released this bill last night and will hold hearings on it on September... More
  • Rural America Solutions Group Co-Chairs Call on Obama Officials to Deliver Economic Relief to Zanesville
    Press Release
    Aug 14, 2009 -
    On Sunday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Zanesville, Ohio as part of the Administration’s rural America listening tour. Co-Chairs of the Rural America Solutions Group Frank Lucas (R-OK), Sam Graves (R-MO), and Doc Hastings (R-WA), released the following statement re... More
  • Rural America Solutions Group Co-Chairs Call on Obama Officials to Deliver Economic Relief to Bethel, Alaska
    Press Release
    Aug 11, 2009 -
    Tomorrow, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Bethel, AK as part of the White House’s rural America listening tour. Co-Chairs of the Rural America Solution... More
  • Hastings Reminds Americans: “The Threat of a National Energy Tax is as Real as Ever”
    Press Release
    Jul 30, 2009 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) issued the following statement regarding the House and Senate Western Caucuses’ joint hearing on the Democrats’ National Energy Tax plan: “While most of today’s news is focused on the status of the Democrats’ government-run healthcare plan, Am... More
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