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  • 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
  • GOP lawmakers, witnesses blast FWS ivory ban proposal at House hearing
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    Jun 25, 2014 -
    With stuffed elephants donated by conservation groups lining lawmakers' desks, everyone at a House Natural Resources subpanel hearing yesterday agreed that African elephants could be driven to extinction within a decade if something is not done about poaching driven by demand for ivory. "The plight of the elephants dem... More
  • Upshot of Domestic Oil Boom: Fewer Shocks
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    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
  • Mike Rowe: Work Hard AND Smart
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    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
  • ICYMI: Federal Onshore Leasing and Permitting at Lowest Levels in Decades
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    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
  • ICYMI: Chairman Hastings Discusses Obama Administration’s “Painful as Possible” Park Closures and the Need to Negotiate
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    Oct 4, 2013 -
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  • Casper Star Tribune: A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin
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    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
  • From the Headlines: Hundreds, Still Angry over Blueways Designation, Turn out for Hearing
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    Jul 30, 2013 -
    Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a field hearing in West Plains, Missouri on “Stopping Federal Land and Water Grabs: Protecting Property Rights from Washington, DC Edicts.” The hearing examined the harmful effects of the Obama Administration’s National Blueways Order that impo... More
  • E&E Daily: Subcommittee wrangles bills on 'escape artist' snakes, polar bears, Asian carp
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    Jul 26, 2013 -
    A House Natural Resources subcommittee heard testimony yesterday on four bills on a variety of wildlife species -- one to lift restrictions on polar bear trophies, another to allow the export of certain protected snakes and two to combat an invasion of Asian carp. The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Ins... More
  • Chairman Hastings Joined Fox Business on the Importance of Expanding America’s Offshore Energy Production
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    Jun 28, 2013 -
    Chairman Hastings Discusses Importance of Expanding American Offshore Energy Production on Fox Business ### More
  • Chairman Hastings Stresses the Importance of Offshore Energy Development with Scott Rasmussen
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    Jun 24, 2013 -
    Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) joined "What America Thinks" with Scott Rasmussen to discuss the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231) - legislation the House will consider this week to expand American offshore energy production to lower energy prices, create over a million jobs, and make ... More
  • Chairman Hastings talks about the Keystone XL Pipeline on Fox Business News
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    May 22, 2013 -
    Today, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings spoke with Melissa Francis on Fox Business to discuss the Keystone XL Pipeline - a project that is vital to America's energy future. ### Printable PDF of this document More
  • Houston Chronicle: Offshore unit draws lawmaker's scrutiny
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    Mar 12, 2013 -
    Offshore unit draws lawmaker's scrutiny By Jennifer A. Dlouhy March 11, 2013 A top congressional Republican wants to know more about a new Interior Department team dedicated to rooting out wrongdoing by companies drilling offshore and the government officials who police them. The man behind the push, Rep. Doc Hastings... More
  • From the Headlines: Gasoline Prices Rise for 32 Days Straight, Hit American Families at Worst Possible Time
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    Feb 19, 2013 -
    Yesterday marked 32 days in a row of increased gasoline prices, a 13 percent jump, according to the Automobile Association of America (AAA), which estimates the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.74. When President Obama took office in January 2009, the average price for gallon of gasoline was $1.... More

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