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  • New York Times: How Free Electricity Helped Dig $9 Billion Hole in Puerto Rico
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    Feb 2, 2016 -
    To understand how Puerto Rico’s power authority has piled up $9 billion in debt, one need only visit this bustling city on the northwest coast. Twenty years ago, it was just another town with dwindling finances. Then, it went on a development spree, thanks to a generous —some might say ill-considered — gift from the Pu... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Obama vs. Manatees
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    Jan 24, 2016 -
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this month proposed a new rule to crack down on predator control in Alaska, claiming it wants to better protect wildlife on national refuges. If only the Obama Administration cared as much about the protected critters that are getting in the way of its climate-change agenda. President O... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Government Land Grab
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    Nov 3, 2015 -
    The Obama Administration has spent years invading broad parts of the economy from finance to health care, but less noticed is the takeover of, well, actual land. Witness the standoff over a 50-year-old public land program that has devolved into a watering hole for seizing private property. The Land and Water Conservati... More
  • E&E News: Dems Urge Obama To Be Transparent About Marine Monument Plans
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    Oct 14, 2015 -
    The Obama administration is now facing pressure from Democrats to be more open about a possible marine monument off New England. Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to Obama yesterday asking for more public input into the possible monument. The Conservation Law Foundation, Natural Resources... More
  • Washington Examiner: Obama's 'energy-no, pot yes' policy
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    Oct 13, 2015 -
    A bill approved by the House this week aims to end what one senior Republican calls the Obama administration's "double standard" when it comes to growing pot, an illegal act under federal law, and producing oil and gas from fracking on tribal lands. "What's bizarre is that for energy production, the administration inte... More
  • Bloomberg BNA: Wildfires May Spur FY 2016 Funding Changes While Leaving Policy Issues for Another Day
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    Sep 18, 2015 -
    The severe fire season in western U.S. forests has intensified calls for funding changes so that the U.S. Forest Service does not have to borrow money from other accounts to finish out a fiscal year of wildfire suppression. The situation has revived the question of whether a solution can be accomplished through fiscal ... More
  • AP: New Mexico official says EPA refused to share water data after toxic mine spill fouled rivers
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    Sep 17, 2015 -
    Federal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday. The move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aimed to downplay the severity of the spill, hobbling the stat... More
  • Washington Post: The Forest Service just had to divert another $250 million to fight wildfires
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    Sep 15, 2015 -
    Top administration officials wrote Congress on Tuesday to urge it–once again–to change the way it budgets for firefighting in light of the disastrous wildfire season in the western U.S. The Agriculture Department just informed lawmakers this week that it will have to transfer $250 million to fighting the forest fires n... More
  • The Washington Post: The Blood-Stained Indian Child Welfare Act
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    Sep 2, 2015 -
    “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as con... More
  • AP: Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules
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    Apr 23, 2015 -
    The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as tribes. American Indians have been pushing for years to revise the process, but proposed regulations nearing the finish line ha... More
  • A Look Back: Committee Actions on Hydraulic Fracturing and Well Construction Rule
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    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
  • Bishop Rolls Out Committee Agenda, Drills Down on Federal Onshore and Offshore Energy Production
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    Mar 9, 2015 -
    Politico: “Bishop has already moved to increase the panel’s oversight, opening the door for probes on the Endangered Species Act and federal reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. ‘[NEPA] is a law that has an impact on every aspect of American life,’ Bishop said. And ESA ‘is a perfect example of an act t... More
  • ICYMI: Secretary Jewell: “No, I can’t guarantee anything”
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    Mar 5, 2015 -
    In response to Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn’s (CO-5) questioning about the Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas five-year plan, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she could not guarantee that the Atlantic lease sale would be in the finalized proposal. “So you guarant... More
  • Chairman Bishop Interview on Morning in America with Bill Bennett
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    Mar 2, 2015 -
    On March 2, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joined Morning in America radio host Bill Bennett to discuss fracking, OPEC, and federal lands. “The United States is a leader now in energy production, we’ve caught up to the Russians and Saudi Arabians, but we’ve done that all on state and private lands,” stated Bishop. “If the n... More
  • Chairman Bishop Discusses Homeland Security Funding on C-SPAN
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    Mar 2, 2015 -
    On March 2, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joins the Washington Journal on C-SPAN to discuss funding the Department of Homeland Security, federal lands, and energy production. “We have turned into an economic giant in the United States. We’ve already surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in the amount of energy we produce, but ... More
  • Chairman Bishop Interview on The Larry Kudlow Show
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    Feb 28, 2015 -
    On February 28, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joined The Larry Kudlow Show to discuss Keystone, ANWAR, and increasing energy production across the nation. "We are living in a much more dangerous world than we ever had during the Cold War. And to meet that threat, that environment, we’ve got to use our diplomatic means, our... More
  • Chairman Bishop Interview on Sirius XM Radio with Tim Farley
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    Feb 26, 2015 -
    On February 26, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop joined Sirius XM radio host Tim Farley to discuss federal lands and the direction of the committee for the 114th Congress. “The United States is becoming an energy leader. We’ve already passed Russia and Saudi Arabia for energy production, but it’s all been on private and state... More
  • Resources Chairman Bishop discusses panel priorities, plans for climate, drilling action
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    Feb 25, 2015 -
    On February 25, 2015, Chairman Bishop spoke with Environment and Energy Publishing to discuss the 114th Congress, carbon sequestration, and new ideas to combat climate change. "'The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee sees the Interior Department’s budget as a way to inject creative thinking into issu... More
  • GOP chairman: Interior funding request 'underwhelming'
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    Feb 24, 2015 -
    On February 24, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop was interviewed by Timothy Cama with The Hill to discuss Secretary Sally Jewell and the Presidents 2016 budget requests. “The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee sees the Interior Department’s budget as a way to inject creative thinking into issues like oil d... More
  • ICYMI: Fresno Bee: Facts Support Passage of Drought Relief Legislation
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    Dec 8, 2014 -
    EDITORIAL: Facts Support Passage of Drought Relief Legislation The Bee Editorial Board The Fresno Bee December 6, 2014 One of the oldest rules in politics is, when the facts are on your side, you cite the facts; when the facts aren’t on your side, you pound the table. Over the last few days, opponents of The California... More
  • ICYMI: E&E News: House passes NDAA with major parks, development package
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    Dec 5, 2014 -
    House passes NDAA with major parks, development package Phil Taylor E&E News December 4, 2014 The House today voted 300-119 to pass the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill, including what would be the biggest package of public lands, wilderness, parks and energy bills in nearly six years. The defense bill would desi... More
  • ICYMI: The Hill: Federal land exchanges in the National Defense Authorization Act
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    Dec 4, 2014 -
    Federal land exchanges in the National Defense Authorization Act Daniel McGroarty, President of American Resources Policy Network The Hill, Congress Blog December 4, 2014 In the December dash to act on must-pass legislation in the waning days of the 113th Congress, there are real risks that ill-advised initiatives wil... More
  • ICYMI: Examiner Investigation: Temporary IG Subject to Agency Manipulators Covering Up Waste
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    Dec 2, 2014 -
    “The IG was supposed to be independent, was supposed to have unfettered access to all material, and was to share whatever they found with the Congress,” said Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee that oversees the Interior Department. “With Mary Kendall, we have found that to be simply n... More
  • ICYMI: Examiner Investigation: IGs Form Front Line of War on Waste and Fraud, But Weak Links Remain
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    Dec 1, 2014 -
    IGs Form Front Line of War on Waste and Fraud, But Weak Links Remain Mark Flatten The Washington Examiner December 1, 2014 Allegations against top officials at the State Department were devastating and had to be suppressed, so the agency’s inspector general quickly obliged, delivering what amounted to a cover-up of a ... More
  • ICYMI: Lawmakers urge agencies to cut red tape on power-line maintenance
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    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
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New York Times: How Free Electricity Helped Dig $9 Billion Hole in Puerto Rico

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The Costly Impacts of Predation and Conflicting Federal Statutes on Native and Endangered Fish Species
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans | 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
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