• Chairman Hastings: Duplicative Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations are Unnecessary, Will Cost American Jobs
    Floor Statements
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act: “Mr. Chairman, the Obama Administration is once again attempting to block new American energy production – ke... More
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: The Key to American Energy, Jobs
    Blog
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Shale oil and natural gas activity contributed over 1.7 million jobs in 2012 and will increase by over 45% to almost 2.5 million jobs in 2015. 500,000 non-oil and natural gas manufacturing jobs are supported by shale oil and natural gas. The Obama Administration's proposed federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing w... More
  • Business Groups, American Energy Producers & States Call for Passage of House Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation
    Resourceful Information
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives will consider of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act. Over 27 groups from across the country are calling for passage of this bipartisan legislation that protects American jobs and prohibits the Interior Department from enforcing federal hydraulic f... More
  • Chairman Hastings’ Statement at Conference Committee Meeting on WRRDA
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement today at the Conference Committee meeting on the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA): “Thank you Madam Chairman. I’m pleased to be here as we open this conference committee on this important legislatio... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Daily Caller: Protecting the States’ Right to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Protecting the States’ Right to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Daily Caller 11/19/2013 Hardworking American families have long been feeling the effects of anemic economic growth, unemployment that’s been too high for too long, and energy prices that should ... More
  • Fracturing Facts
    Resourceful Information
    Nov 19, 2013 -
    Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act, legislation to protect American jobs and energy production by limiting the Obama Administration’s ability to impose duplicative federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing. Learn more about how ... More
  • Chairman Hastings: All-of-the-Above Energy Plan will Create Jobs, Lower Energy Costs for American Families
    Floor Statements
    Nov 19, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 1965, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act: “Madam Chairman, with millions of Americans still looking for work, growing debts and deficits, and energy prices that are still far... More
  • Rallying Against the Obama Administration's War on Coal
    Blog
    Oct 29, 2013 -
    Today, Chairman Hastings addressed coal miners from across the country at the “Rally for American Energy Jobs” in Washington D.C. to send a message to the Obama Administration to STOP the war on coal, coal jobs, and reliable and affordable electricity. Since taking office, President Obama has made his contempt for coal... More
  • Chairman Hastings Statement on DOE’s Memorandum on the Bonneville Power Administration
    Press Release
    Oct 24, 2013 -
    Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the memorandum issued today by the Department of Energy on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA): “The Bonneville Power Administration provides millions of American families and small businesses in the Pacific North... More
  • Witnesses: Federal Government Must Stop Its Regulatory Assault on Mining in America
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled “EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy.” This hearing examined the onerous federal regulations and abusive actions by the Obama Administration, particul... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Increasing Domestic Production of Copper is Vital to Jobs, Economy & National Security
    Floor Statements
    Sep 26, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act: “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. As our... More
  • House Approves Job-Creating Strategic & Critical Minerals Bill
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act by a bipartisan vote of 246-178. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02), would allow the United States to more efficiently develop America’s strategic and critical minerals, such as rare ear... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Critical Minerals are Essential to American Jobs and our 21st Century Economy
    Floor Statements
    Sep 18, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 761, The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. ... More
  • Hastings, DeFazio Ask Energy Secretary Moniz to Help Keep Electricity Affordable for Pacific Northwest Ratepayers
    Press Release
    Sep 10, 2013 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Ranking Democratic Member Peter DeFazio (OR-04) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz urging him to listen to regional electric customer input before implementing new proposals that could force additional operating costs on the Bonne... More
  • Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio Letter to Energy Secretary Moniz Urging Affordable Electricity for Pacific Northwest Ratepayers
    Letters
    Sep 10, 2013 -
    Dear Secretary Moniz: As the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, we urge you to allow a pending fact-finding initiative on integrating wind and other intermittent resources be completed in order to allow the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) and the Western Area Power Admini... More
  • Casper Star Tribune: A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin
    In Case You Missed It
    Aug 22, 2013 -
    A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin By Laura Hancock At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, U.S. Bureau of Land Management employees in Cheyenne gathered to unseal envelopes containing bids and checks from coal companies hoping to score the rights to dig in the Powder River Basin. But there were no ... More
  • How Hydraulic Fracturing Can Help Lower Gasoline Prices
    Blog
    Aug 9, 2013 -
    In a recent article in The Atlantic, Karl Smith from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, explains how hydraulic fracturing could help end gasoline price volatility. Hydraulic fracturing allows the development of oil reserves that have previously been unreachable with other forms of energy exploration. While... More
  • Witnesses Tell the Obama Administration to STOP Costly & Job Destroying Coal Regulations
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, legislation to protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy production by stopping the Obama Administration from imposing coal... More
  • Hastings, McClintock Applaud Senate Passage of House Bill to Expand Renewable Hydropower Production
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Water and Power Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (CA-04) today applauded the Senate passage of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, which would create new American jobs and by authorizing more... More
  • Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Duplicative Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
    Press Release
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act by a bipartisan vote of 23-15. This bill, authored by Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect American jobs and American energy production by limiting the Obama Administration’s ability... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama taps Interior official for deputy secretary post” Associated Press: “Feds to lease mineral rights in Ohio forest” Associated Press: “3 Native American tribes seek funding for satellite voter registration, early voting stations” Associated Press:... More
  • ICYMI: President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs
    Blog
    Jul 30, 2013 -
    President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs By Glenn Kessler 7/30/2013 “My hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year o... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 29, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “GOP lawmaker warns Interior’s fracking rule could lead to cascade of new regs” Oregonian – Scott Learn: “Interior Department extends Chetco River gold mining withdrawal for five years” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama criticizes pro-Keystone pipeline jobs,... More
  • Witnesses Highlight States’ Successes in Regulating Fracking
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect state rights, American jobs and Ame... More
  • Johnson, Lamborn Introduce Legislation To Protect Jobs, Help Stop Obama Administration’s War on Coal
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2013 -
    Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) today introduced H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act. This legislation would protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy product... More
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