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  • Bishop Statement on Approval of Greens Hollow Lease in Central Utah
    Press Release
    Mar 16, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement following Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approval of the Greens Hollow coal lease in central Utah: “After over a decade of bureaucratic purgatory, I’m happy to see Secretary Zinke approve this lease. This will be a vital source of employment, affordable energy an... More
  • Marine Monument Designations Sideline Communities and the Domestic Fishing Industry
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    Mar 15, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the creation and management of marine monuments and sanctuaries. The panel overwhelmingly objected to the lack of local input, transparency and scientific scrutiny in the marine monument designation process. “Federal decision-making directl... More
  • Latest Oil and Gas Figures Demonstrate Obama Administration’s Failed Energy Legacy
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    Mar 15, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) release of data concerning oil and gas leasing on federal lands under the Obama administration: “Production on federal lands was all but impossible under the Obama administ... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Water Storage at the Fontenelle Reservoir in Wyoming
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    Mar 15, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 648 (Rep. Liz Cheney, WY-at large) by an unanimous bipartisan vote of 408-0. H.R. 648 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement with the State of Wyoming to modify the Fontenelle Dam and Reservoir as a way to increase storage capacity and mitigate erosio... More
  • Washington Times: Obama’s Energy Legacy: Oil, Natural Gas Production on Federal Lands Tanked
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    Mar 15, 2017 -
    By: Valerie Richardson Another piece of President Obama’s energy legacy: Oil and natural gas production on federal lands tanked under his tenure even as private activity increased. From 2008 to 2016, major indicators of federal onshore and natural gas operations declined, including the number of leases, acres leased, p... More
  • Indian Country and Insular Territories in Desperate Need of Infrastructure Updates
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    Mar 9, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing exploring ways to improve infrastructure in tribal and insular communities. “Quality infrastructure boosts economic development, creates jobs, and quality of life increases. Nowhere is this more important than tribal and insu... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Passage of the CRA to Overturn BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule
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    Mar 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 44 (Rep. Liz Cheney, WY-at large), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 rule. “This rule emboldened federal bureaucrats and placed special interests ahead of local communities and states in re... More
  • Bishop, Radewagen Call on President Trump to Reverse Unilateral Fishing Restrictions
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    Mar 7, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa) sent a letter to President Trump today requesting removal of all marine monument fishing prohibitions and reinstatement of fisheries management under federal law. “Access to several of the nation’s key fisheries is in jeopardy—through ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Proposed Offshore Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico
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    Mar 6, 2017 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a region-wide lease sale scheduled for August 2017 that will offer 73 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Trump administration is making the most out of the very restrictive Five Year Plan developed under the... More
  • Bishop Statement on Secretarial Order to Lift the Lead Ammunition Ban
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    Mar 2, 2017 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a Secretarial Order 3346 to lift the ban on traditional lead based ammunition and tackle on federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Americans have seen their access to federal lands and Second Amendment rights deliberately eroded for decades... More
  • Washington Examiner: House Tees Up Fight to Limit Endangered Species Rules
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    Mar 1, 2017 -
    By John Siciliano House Republicans on Wednesday will help draw attention to endangered species rules that are limiting the expansion of hydro-electric dams and could impede President Trump's infrastructure development goals. The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a Wednesday hearing to examine environmental ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary
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    Mar 1, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Department of the Interior: “Secretary Zinke is prepared to lead the Department of the Interior in a new and better direction, and I congratulate him on his confirmation. In collaborati... More
  • Subcommittee Explores Water Infrastructure Barriers and Solutions
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    Mar 1, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held its first oversight hearing of the 115th Congress, Modernizing Western Water and Power Infrastructure in the 21st Century. The hearing examined ways to protect existing water and power infrastructure and alleviate cumbersome regulatory barriers to construct new fa... More
  • Bishop Statement on Executive Order on the Waters of the United States Rule
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    Feb 28, 2017 -
    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This rule was the epitome of punitive regulation. Beginning its reversal is a welcome rep... More
  • Bishop Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress
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    Feb 28, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement in reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s first address to the joint session of Congress: “President Trump’s commitment to growing our economy and reforming federal bureaucracy to empower people are welcome words. The most refreshing part is to hear from a Pr... More
  • House Passes Bill to Ensure 8-Year-Old Locally Supported Land Exchange in Oregon
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    Feb 27, 2017 -
    Today, H.R. 699, the “Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act,” sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) passed on suspension by a vote of 415-1. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “It’s ridiculous that we need to pass another piece of legislation to make sure the Forest Service excha... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Passing of Former Delegate from American Samoa Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin
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    Feb 24, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, former and longest serving Delegate from American Samoa in the U.S. House of Representatives. Faleomavaega, who formerly served as the territory's lieutenant governor and a member of the House Committee on Nat... More
  • ONRR Suspends Controversial Midnight Royalty Valuation Rule Finalized Under Obama Administration
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    Feb 24, 2017 -
    The Department of the Interior announced they will postpone the implementation of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “The Trump administration made the right decision to ... More
  • Regulatory Reform Order a Paradigm Shift to Empower People Over Bureaucracy
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    Feb 24, 2017 -
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order requiring every federal agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to enforce the administration’s regulatory reform agenda. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “This order represents the beginning of a vital paradigm shift to r... More
  • Committee Leaders Request a 120-Day Extension to EPA’s Proposed Rule
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    Feb 21, 2017 -
    On Friday, February 17, 2017, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) sent a letter to Acting Administrator McCabe at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requestin... More
  • President Trump Signs Joint Resolution to Repeal Job-killing Stream Rule
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    Feb 16, 2017 -
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed H.J. Res 38 (Reps. Bill Johnson, R-OH, Evan Jenkins, R-WV, and David McKinley, R-WV), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). Chairman Rob ... More
  • House Passes CRA to Restore Alaskan Sovereignty and Local Management on Federal Wildlife Refuges
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    Feb 16, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). This joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act will overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges... More
  • Bill Protecting Property Rights in Texas and Oklahoma Passes House
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    Feb 14, 2017 -
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 428 (Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-TX), the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act, to end decades of confusion over the true boundary between Texas and Oklahoma and bring certainty to landowners along the Red River. The bill passed by a vote of 250-171. “This is a bill that hel... More
  • Bishop Outlines Early Agenda Items During Organizational Meeting
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    Feb 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held its Organizational Meeting for the 115th Congress. During the meeting, Members adopted a rules package and oversight plan for the session. “This Committee has played an important role at the beginning of this session with the Congressional Review Act. We will play an... More
  • Bishop on Dakota Access Pipeline Easement
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    Feb 7, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intent to grant the necessary easement to finish building the Dakota Access pipeline. Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement: “With this approval, we can officially say goodbye to infrastructure approvals being subject to political impulse. With the ... More

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