• Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 30, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Flores: Fracturing rules would give feds a foot in the door” Washington Times – Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer: “Keystone pipeline supporters slam Obama’s skeptical comments on economic impact” Fuel Fix – Emily Pickrell: “Texas will continue to l... 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
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Expand American Onshore Energy Production and Create Jobs
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved three bills to expand American onshore energy production and create much-needed jobs. These bills are an essential part of the House Republicans’ all-of-the-above energy plan and would remove government hurdles and red-tape that block and delay development of our on... More
  • Five Ways President Obama Can Support New American Energy Jobs
    Resourceful Information
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    While President Obama prepares to deliver yet another speech on the economy today, Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee have been advancing legislation to put Americans back to work and unlock access to our U.S. energy resources. Expanding American energy production, both onshore and offshore, is one of... More
  • Strong Majority of Americans Support Keystone Pipeline
    Blog
    Jul 19, 2013 -
    In a new poll by United Technologies/National Journal, 67% of respondents support building the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast. This most recent poll also shows that even 56% of Democrats support the project. The Keystone XL Pipeline has been tied up in red tape by the O... More
  • Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production
    Blog
    Jul 19, 2013 -
    Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production Just like rising temperatures across America, gas prices are on the rise too and calls for lower energy prices are growing. This week, the Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition, comprised of G... More
  • War on coal? Absolutely…
    Blog
    Jul 12, 2013 -
    War on coal? Absolutely… Just this week, President Obama’s war on coal reared its ugly head. American Electric Power announced that it is closing its coal-fired power plant in Beverly, Ohio. This is on top of FirstEnergy’s announcement that it will close two coal fired power plants in Pennsylvania by October. Both comp... More
  • Chairman Hastings: H.R. 2231 "Exactly What Our Country and Economy Needs Right Now"
    Floor Statements
    Jun 26, 2013 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings spoke on the House floor in strong support of H.R. 2231, the American Energy and Jobs Act, a bill that will expand access to affordable energy and create over a million American jobs. The House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2231 this Friday. Full Statement: ... More
  • Chairman Hastings Op-Ed in The Hill: Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jun 26, 2013 -
    Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources By: House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill June 26, 2013 Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price of a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Prices have ne... More
  • Hastings: President’s National Energy Tax Bad for Jobs and Economy
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today on President Obama’s plan to unilaterally impose a national energy tax and wage a war on coal: “Years after a Democrat-controlled Congress rejected the President’s plan to impose a new national energy tax, President O... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 7, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: E&E – Nick Juliano: “House Republicans continue push for offshore drilling” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Feds give industry, environmentalists more time to study drilling rule” Associated Press: “Tribe seeks to expand shale-oil drilling” Cronkite News – Evan Bell: “Gosar,... More
  • Witnesses: America Needs to Develop Its Offshore Energy Resources NOW
    Press Release
    Jun 6, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2231, the “Offshore Energy and Jobs Act.” This legislation would expand U.S. offshore energy production to create American jobs, lower energy prices, generate new federal revenue, and strengthen America’s ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 31, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Zack Colman: “Senior House GOP lawmaker revives offshore drilling bill” Fuel Fix – Jennifer Hiller: “Texas leads nation in drilling activity – by a lot” Bloomberg: “California lawmakers turn down moratorium on fracking” New York Times –Jess Bidgood: “Massachusetts... More
  • Chairman Hastings Releases Draft Legislation to Expand Safe, Responsible Production of U.S. Offshore Energy Resources
    Press Release
    May 30, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released draft legislation to expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy, and strengthen national security. The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act would remove government barriers that... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 29, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Zack Colman: “Rep. Hastings to Interior: Don't destroy documents” Fox News video – Fox and Friends: “Gibson Guitar CEO on Fox & Friends Explains Fish & Wildlife Service Raid” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Interior faces pressure to slow down fracking rule” Seattle Times ... More
  • Chairman Hastings Letter to Secretary Jewell Regarding Counselor to the Secretary Steve Black
    Letters
    May 28, 2013 -
    Dear Secretary Jewell: The Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") has been conducting oversight of and investigating since 2011 several Department of the Interior policies, decisions, and activities, including the Department's decision to impose a 6-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, edits to a r... More
  • Chairman Hastings talks about the Keystone XL Pipeline on Fox Business News
    In Case You Missed It
    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
  • Hastings: Keystone XL Pipeline Vital to America’s Energy Future
    Press Release
    May 22, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. “I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. This important legislation would remove roadblocks to allow for the approval and... More
  • Witnesses Highlight the Importance of Onshore Energy Development for Jobs, Economic Growth, & Energy Security
    Press Release
    May 22, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on four bills that would streamline government red tape and expand development of America’s onshore oil, natural gas, and renewable energy resources as part of a true all-of-the-above approach to energy production... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Obama Administration’s Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Imposes New Layers of Red-Tape, Duplicates States’ Efforts
    Press Release
    May 16, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement on the proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands announced today by the Department of the Interior: “The Obama Administration is once again choosing costly red tape at the expense of American jobs and Am... More
  • VIDEO: Drill Permit Streamlining Bill Sponsored by Rep. Cramer Passes House
    Blog
    May 16, 2013 -
    In North Dakota, it can take 10 times as long to get a drilling permit on federal lands compared to state lands. That is why the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to pass H.R. 767, a bill sponsored by Committee member Congressman Cramer, which streamlines the federal permitting process in North Dakota to reduce... More
  • Witnesses to House Committee: Federal Government Must Stay Out of Hydro-Fracking Regulation
    Press Release
    May 8, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing entitled “DOI Fracturing Rule: A Recipe for Government Waste, Duplication, and Delay.” This hearing focused on the potential impact that the Obama Administration’s proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations on federal lands would have on job creation... More
  • ICYMI: Interior’s fracking rules in crosshairs ahead of upcoming release
    Blog
    May 8, 2013 -
    Interior’s fracking rules in crosshairs ahead of upcoming release By Julian Hattem Lawmakers from both parties are pouncing on the federal government's attempt to regulate hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas extraction method also known as fracking, even before the draft rules have been released. At a hearing before... More
  • ICYMI: A Tale of Two Oil States
    Blog
    May 6, 2013 -
    "Another contrast is that most Texas oil is on private lands, which owners are willing to lease at a price. In California much of the oil-rich areas are state or federally owned, and leasing doesn't happen because of political constraints. In California it can take weeks or even months to get approval for an oil rig. T... More
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