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  • 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 Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Mar 26, 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 "Effect of the President’s FY 2016 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service’s Energy and Minerals Progr... 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
  • Chairman John Fleming Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Mar 24, 2015 -
    Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Power Marketing Administrations and USGS Water Division in the President’s FY 201... More
  • Chairman Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Mar 23, 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 Spending Priorities and Mission of the U.S. Geological Survey in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal.” Remarks as prepared - We are here t... More
  • A Look Back: Committee Actions on Hydraulic Fracturing and Well Construction Rule
    In Case You Missed It
    Mar 20, 2015 -
    November 20, 2013 Committee approves bipartisan bill to stop duplicative federal hydraulic fracturing regulations. July 31, 2013 Committee approves bipartisan bill to prevent duplicative federal hydraulic fracturing regulations. July 19, 2013 Committee holds hearing on hydraulic fracturing legislation. May 21, 2013 Co... 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
  • Natural Resources Provisions Again Included Within NDAA
    Press Release
    Dec 3, 2014 -
    Bipartisan agreement has been reached on the natural resources provisions that will be included within this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House-Senate agreement supports American job creation and economic growth through a balanced approach to improve the management of our public lands and natura... More
  • ICYMI: Lawmakers urge agencies to cut red tape on power-line maintenance
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 24, 2014 -
    ICYMI: Lawmakers urge agencies to cut red tape on power-line maintenance Phil Taylor E&E Daily Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday urged federal agencies to make it easier for utilities to manage power lines cros... More
  • Obama Admin. Agrees to Extend Comment Period On Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Critical Habitat Proposal
    Press Release
    Oct 15, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would extend the public comment period an additional 60 days for the proposed critical habitat designation of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. The Service’s ... More
  • Representatives from 11 States Call for Extended Comment Period in Yellow-Billed Cuckoo ESA Listing & Habitat Rules
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) along with 17 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe, urging the Service to extend the comment period for the proposed critical habitat designation of the western yellow-billed cuckoo. This propose... More
  • President Obama Touts America’s Natural Gas Resources BUT Stands in the Way of Production
    Hot Air Alert
    Oct 3, 2014 -
    Yesterday, during a speech at Northwestern University, President Obama touted America’s abundant energy resources, including natural gas, and the jobs it provides: “Our 100-year supply of natural gas is a big factor in drawing jobs back to our shores.” The President may sing the praises of natural gas in public speeche... 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
  • Upshot of Domestic Oil Boom: Fewer Shocks
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 20, 2014 -
    As the Wall Street Journal article below notes, increased U.S. oil production is the best way to protect our country from volatile gasoline price spikes caused by international conflicts, such as the current violence in Iraq. Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will take further action to expand domestic energ... More
  • Republicans Propose Common Sense Plan to Lower Gasoline Prices and Fuel an America that Works
    Press Release
    Jun 19, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Reps. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Bill Cassidy (LA-06), Scott Tipton (CO-03), Don Young (AK-At Large), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large), Bill Flores (TX-17), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Rob Wittman (VA-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Rob Bishop (UT... More
  • Witnesses Tout Benefits that America’s Energy Revolution is Providing to States and Local Communities
    Press Release
    Jun 18, 2014 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for States and Localities.” This hearing examined the great opportunities that America’s energy renaissance is creating for states and local communities. America’s surge in e... More
  • Mike Rowe: Work Hard AND Smart
    In Case You Missed It
    Apr 30, 2014 -
    Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers.” The hearing examined the well-paying jobs opportunities for technical and skilled workers that have been created by the recent American energy boom. Mike Rowe, former host ... More
  • Work Hard AND Smart
    Press Release
    Apr 29, 2014 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers.” The hearing examined the well-paying jobs opportunities for technical and skilled workers that have been created by the recent American energy boom. Unemployment in the United S... More
  • ICYMI: Wall Street Journal OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class
    Blog
    Apr 23, 2014 -
    OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class Josh Mandel Wall Street Journal In American high schools, it is becoming increasingly hard to defend the vanishing of shop class from the curriculum. The trend began in the 1970s, when it became conventional wisdom that a four-year college degree was essential. As Fo... More
  • American Energy Renaissance Will Create Well-Paying Jobs for Women and Minorities
    Press Release
    Apr 8, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities.” The energy sector provides stable, well-paying jobs with an average salary much higher than other sectors. The hearing examined the growing opportunities for women and min... More
  • ICYMI: Federal Onshore Leasing and Permitting at Lowest Levels in Decades
    In Case You Missed It
    Apr 8, 2014 -
    This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new data showing that federal onshore oil and natural gas leases and permits are at the lowest levels in more than a decade. According to the data: BLM leased 1.2 million acres in 2013, down from 1.8 million acres leased the year before and the smallest area since... 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
  • House Approves Bill to Ensure Affordable Electricity for American Families and Businesses
    Press Release
    Mar 25, 2014 -
    Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229-192. Sponsored by Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), this important legislat... More
  • Hastings Makes Second Request for Unredacted Stream Buffer Zone Rule Report, Urges Interior’s OIG to Uphold Responsibility to Congress
    Press Release
    Mar 13, 2014 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter to Department of the Interior’s Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall once again requesting an unredacted copy of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) efforts... More
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