Chairman Hastings Letter to Secretary Jewell Regarding the National Ocean Policy
Letters Jul 18, 2013
Dear Secretary Jewell: The Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") is conducting oversight of the Obama Administration's development and implementation of its National Ocean Policy, which includes activities to develop ocean and coastal zoning plans, to regulate commercial and agricultural activities even in areas...
Letter to Secretary Jewell Regarding the Blueways Order
Letters Jun 10, 2013
Dear Secretary Jewell, We are concerned by the continuing lack of transparency and public process in your Department's implementation of Secretarial Order 3321 (Order), which claims the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to designate entire river watersheds as "National Blueways." We believe this Order is funda...
Chairman Hastings Letter to Secretary Salazar Regarding Drakes Bay Oyster Farm
Letters Apr 5, 2013
This letter seeks information about the Department of the Interior's ("Department") November 29,2012, decision not to allow an oyster farm to continue operating within the Point Reyes National Seashore. The National Park Service ("NPS") has for years been dogged by allegations that the science used to estimate harbor s...
Early this morning, the Senate passed S. 612 (Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX), the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN), by a vote of 78-21. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the foll......
Early this morning, the Senate passed H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act” (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), legislation to equip the National Park Service (NPS) with tools to better manag......
Today, President Obama issued Executive Order 13689 on the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience. The order withdraws 40,300 square miles from oil and natural gas leasing using the Outer Continental ......