• Increased American Energy Production Helps Boost US Job Numbers
    Blog
    May 3, 2013 -
    Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed that U.S. energy production is a job creator. Employment in oil and natural gas production rose 4.3% in the last year. This can largely be attributed to new energy production on state and private lands, which are significantly out producing federally permitte... More
  • Developing Right Now: America has even MORE energy reserves than expected
    Blog
    May 1, 2013 -
    Yesterday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released its updated assessment of America’s oil and natural gas resources in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The new assessment shows that the United States has double the amount of oil and triple the amount of natural gas than previously thought. The new in... More
  • ICYMI: Fracking Rules Coming in Weeks
    Blog
    Apr 30, 2013 -
    Today, The Hill newspaper published an article on the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s proposed federal rules on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). In this article, Secretary Jewell states that it will be a matter of weeks not months before new federal rules on fracking will be released. Since November of 2010 when the ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 26, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: McClatchy – Sean Cockerham: “Oil from proposed Keystone pipeline could end up exported” Vancouver Observer – Jenny Uechi: “Keystone XL bill approved by House Committee” USA Today – Susan Davis: “Boehner-led cost-cutting saving millions in the House” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. D... More
  • ICYMI: Representative Daines Speaks with WSJ Live about Keystone XL
    Blog
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    Yesterday, Representative Steve Daines (R, Mont.) joined The News Hub to talk about the Keystone XL pipeline legislation that passed yesterday in the House Natural Resources Committee. Click here to watch the video More
  • Witnesses Stress Importance of Transboundary Agreement, Developing Shared Energy Reserves
    Press Release
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the U.S. - Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement to examine steps needed for its implementation and a legislative hearing on H.R. 1613, the “Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Auth... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 25, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Washington Examiner editorial: “Keystone obstructions show how environmental extremism hobbles the economy” UPI: “Keystone XL bill clears House committee” Tri-City Herald: “U.S. House committee approves B Reactor Park at Hanford” Salt Lake Tribune – Thomas Burr: “House pane... More
  • UPDATED: Tune In
    Blog
    Apr 24, 2013 -
    Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) will be joining Fox Business News live to talk about the Keystone XL pipeline. Yesterday, the Natural Resources Committee held a markup on the legislation. Click here for a recap of the Markup. More
  • Committee Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill to Create Jobs, Lower Energy Prices, & Increase America’s Energy Security
    Press Release
    Apr 24, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 3, the "Northern Route Approval Act" by a bipartisan vote of 24-17. This legislation would remove roadblocks to allow for the approval and construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline energy project. The bill was approved last week by the Energy and Commerce Commit... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 24, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Julian Hattem: “GOP criticizes EPA comments on Keystone XL path” Fuel Fix – Dan X. McGraw: “When is the price of gasoline too high?” Associated Press: “Sea otter population more than doubles in southeast Alaska” Associated Press – Kathryn Haake: “Lawmakers kill w... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 23, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Zack Colman: "Interior chief Jewell: 'One size doesn't fit all' on fracking" Wall Street Journal – Paul Vieira: "Survey Finds Majority Backs Keystone Pipeline" Washington Times – Valerie Richardson: "Protected Utah prairie dogs fight for home on the range" Associ... More
  • Linked: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Keystone XL Pipeline
    Blog
    Apr 22, 2013 -
    A new poll of American and Canadian residents show that 74% of Americans and 68% of Canadians support the Keystone XL pipeline. The study, conducted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Nanos Research, shows that energy security is a higher priority for most Americas compared to other related is... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 22, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: News Bonners Ferry OpEd – Rep. Raul Labrador: “Time to bring certainty to rural communities” E&E – Phil Taylor: “Panel to review bill approving U.S.-Mexico transboundary agreement” E&E – Nick Juliano: “Natural Resources to approve pipeline legislation this week” Wall Street... More
  • Bill Introduced to Approve Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico
    Press Release
    Apr 18, 2013 -
    Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), and House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Chairman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today introduced H.R. 1613, the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act. The bill would appro... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 18, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Julian Hattem: “House GOP: Obama regs slowing oil-and-gas development” Oil and Gas Journal – Nick Snow: “States best qualified to regulate oil, gas, House panel told” Associated Press – Julie Carr Smyth: “Official testifies on Ohio fracking oversight” Gloucester ... More
  • Witnesses Hail State Energy Policies, Discuss how Federal Red Tape Blocks Much-Needed Energy Production
    Press Release
    Apr 17, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on "State Lands vs. Federal Lands Oil and Gas Production: What State Regulators are doing right.” This hearing examined the disparity between oil and natural gas production on state and private lands versus production on federal lands. President Oba... More
  • VIDEO: Chairman Hastings' Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing
    Blog
    Apr 17, 2013 -
    Today the House Natural Resources Committee held a Full Committee oversight hearing to examine the difference in energy production and permitting on federal lands versus state and private lands. While energy production on state and federal lands is flourishing, regulatory red tape and bureaucratic hurdles imposed by th... More
  • What Can You Do in the Time it Takes to Get a Federal Onshore Drilling Permit Approved?
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 17, 2013 -
    While the average time to get a permit to drill approved on state lands is 12-15 days, according the Bureau of Land Management the average time to get a permit approved on federal lands is a whopping 307 days. ### Printable PDF of this document More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 17, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Washington Post – Juliet Eilperin: “White House finalizes national ocean policy” Fairfield Sun Times: “Daines Co-Sponsors Legislation To Restore Active Forest Management, Help Schools & Counties” Associated Press: “North Dakota February oil production sets record” Associate... More
  • Water and Power Subcommittee Examines Obama Administration Policies that Could Increase Electricity Rates & Decrease Water Supply
    Press Release
    Apr 16, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held an oversight hearing examining the spending priorities outlined in the President’s FY2014 budget requests for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the four Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Program. ... More
  • Spoiler Alert: Increased American Energy Production Helps Ease High Gasoline Prices
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 15, 2013 -
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, gasoline prices will average $3.63 a gallon this summer, six cents lower from last year’s summer driving season. One of the reasons behind this drop in gasoline prices is the recent increase in U.S. oil production – specifically on state and private lands in plac... More
  • Floor Action: Committee Members Speak on Plan to Create Jobs and Expand Hydropower
    Blog
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 the House of Representatives Passed H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, with a bipartisan vote of 416-7. The bill is designed to create new American jobs and expand production of clean, renewable hydropower by eliminating bureaucratic... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Time to Cut Red Tape to Expand the Development of Small Conduit Hydropower
    Floor Statements
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act. The bill is a bipartisan legislation designed to create new American jobs and expand production of... More
  • New Assessment Shows Record Levels of U.S. Natural Gas
    Blog
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    Over the last decade, Americans have witnessed a drastic increase in natural gas production due to breakthroughs in drilling technologies such as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” This production has lead to economic growth, job creation, and most importantly decreased dependence on foreign sources of natural gas. Bu... More
  • Organizations Support Bipartisan Plan to Create New American Jobs and Expand Production of Clean, Renewable Hydropower
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 9, 2013 -
    Organizations representing various sectors are calling for passage of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, a common sense bipartisan plan that authorizes clean, renewable hydropower development, streamlines the regulatory process, and reduces administrative costs ... More
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