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  • Bishop Issues Statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Actions by Obama Administration
    Press Release
    Jan 25, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement on President Obama’s announcement to immediately begin managing 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, in addition to the 18 million acres of ANWR that have already been designated wilderness. This will prohibit any motor... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 23, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Republicans aim to overturn Obama’s plan for Alaskan oil” Associated Press – Matthew Daly: “House passes GOP bill to speed pipeline approval” Washington Post – Darryl Fears: “Frog, toad and salamander populations plummeting, U.S. survey finds”... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 21, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Wall Street Journal – Kim Murphy: “Alaska governor launches bid to measure oil in Arctic refuge” Joplin Globe – Andy Ostmeyer: “Federal agency proposes adding two Missouri mussels to endangered species list” Washington Examiner editorial: “Do 'Right by Ike' with scaled-down ... More
  • Legislation Introduced to Protect and Expand Energy Production on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    May 15, 2013 -
    Members of the House Natural Resources Committee introduced two bills to protect and expand U.S. onshore energy production on federal lands. The bills would remove government roadblocks and hurdles that delay American energy production, promote production of our oil shale resources, and ensure that oil and natural gas ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 8, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Energy Guardian – Edward Felker: “Jewell vows to resist lobbying on fracking regs” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Senior Republican presses Interior for ‘certainty’ on Arctic drilling” Associated Press: “A look at US government's cuts in mineral payments” Associated Press: “Wildlif... More
  • Chairman Hastings: GOP’s Balanced Budget Promotes New American Energy Production
    Press Release
    Mar 21, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after passage of the Republican Budget Resolution: “House Republicans today passed a responsible, balanced budget that will grow our economy, cut wasteful government spending and help create new American jobs. The Republica... More
  • Obama Administration American Energy Roadblocks Part 4: Alaska
    Press Release
    Oct 26, 2012 -
    Alaska is home to some of the most abundant energy resources in this country. These resources, if responsibly harnessed, hold the potential to significantly strengthen American energy independence, create thousands of American jobs and generate billions of dollars in new revenue. Unfortunately, the Obama Administratio... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Boost American Energy Production and Job Creation
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2012 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, with a bipartisan vote of 248-163. This bipartisan package of bills will expand American energy production on federal lands and create new American jobs by streamlining government red-tape and regulations. It will also set long term... More
  • Video Blog: Natural Resources Committee Jobs Watch - Rep. Duncan
    Blog
    Feb 28, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Republicans are committed to putting Americans back to work by enacting policies that embrace America’s abundant natural resources to help create jobs and grow our economy. Meet Freshman Committee Member Jeff Duncan from South Carolina’s Third Congressional District. Congressman Duncan... More
  • From the Headlines: Obama Administration's Skyrocketing Gasoline Prices Threaten American Jobs, Economic Recovery
    In Case You Missed It
    Feb 21, 2012 -
    Ripped from the Headlines... Higher gasoline prices could stall recovery, Obama’s re-election, Boston Herald, 2/21/12 “By summer, some analysts said, you could be paying $4 for a gallon of gas, almost as high as the record set in the summer of 2008. A price that high could cripple the still-fragile recovery…The averag... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan American Energy Bill to Create Over a Million Jobs and Lower Energy Prices
    Press Release
    Feb 16, 2012 -
    Today the Full House of Representatives passed H.R. 3408, with a bipartisan vote of 237-187. The legislation is a bipartisan plan to expand offshore energy production, open less than three percent of ANWR for oil and natural gas production, encourage the development of 1.5 trillion barrels of oil shale in the Rocky Mou... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Republicans Have Action Plan to Create American Jobs, Expand American Energy Production & Lower Gas Prices
    Floor Statements
    Feb 15, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 3408, a bill that includes the energy provisions of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act. The bill expands access to both onshore and offshore American energy resources - creati... More
  • Video Release: Alaskans Discuss Job, Economic Benefits of ANWR Energy Production
    Resourceful Information
    Feb 15, 2012 -
    Members of the Alaska House of Representatives recently visited Washington, D.C. to advocate for H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. The House will consider the bill this week, which among other provisions, would open less than 3% of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the North Slope to ... More
  • Gov. Sean Parnell: What's the Hold-Up on Alaskan Oil?
    Blog
    Feb 10, 2012 -
    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline near Valdez, Alaska Finally, some welcome news from Washington: With a bipartisan voice, the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 7, the American Energy Infrastructure & Jobs Act. This bill ties energy production to key projects that would generate well-paying jobs sorely needed for ... More
  • American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act Creates OVER A MILLION New American Jobs
    Resourceful Information
    Feb 10, 2012 -
    Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R.7), a bill that removes government barriers to energy production in order to create more than one million private-sector jobs and provide certainty for American businesses that depend on affordable energy. The Wall... More
  • Natural Resources Committee Passes Bipartisan Components of American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act
    Press Release
    Feb 1, 2012 -
    The House Natural Resources Committee today passed three bipartisan American energy bills that are important components of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, which will create over a million good-paying jobs, remove government barriers to American energy production, make America more energy secure, and he... More
  • Business and Labor Organizations Support Republican Plan to Expand American Energy Production, Create Jobs, and Fund Critical Infrastructure
    Resourceful Information
    Feb 1, 2012 -
    Organizations representing various sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, and energy are joining multiple labor unions to call for passage of energy portions of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act, a common sense Republican plan to expand American energy production, create jobs and fund high-priority i... More
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan Bill to Open 3% of ANWR for New American Energy Production, Job Creation
    Press Release
    Feb 1, 2012 -
    The House Natural Resources Committee today passed by a bipartisan vote of 29 to 13—26 Republicans and 3 Democrats—legislation to open less than 3% of ANWR to American energy production. This measure is one of the energy components of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a plan to link expanded energy produ... More
  • Platts Energy Week Interview with Chairman Doc Hastings
    Blog
    Jan 30, 2012 -
    Chairman Doc Hastings sat down with Platts Energy Week to discuss the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act, legislation that would link expanded American energy production with high priority infrastructure projects. Chairman Hastings told Platts, "The revenues from this [legislation] will build and maintain our in... More
  • Full Committee to Markup Energy Jobs and Revenue Portion of American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act
    Committee Action
    Jan 30, 2012 -
    On Wednesday, February 1st the Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee markup on the energy portion of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act, legislation to link new American energy production with high-priority infrastructure projects. The bill will remove government barriers to American energy ... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Hill: U.S. needs Brazilian approach to energy policy
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jan 24, 2012 -
    U.S. needs Brazilian approach to energy policy By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill January 24, 2012 Earlier this month I had the opportunity to accompany Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of members of Congress on a trip to Latin America. In addition to discussing trade and ec... More
  • Chairman Hastings Joins Speaker Boehner in Announcing American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Bill
    Press Release
    Nov 17, 2011 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings released the following statement after joining House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican Members at a press conference today to highlight the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act – a bill to be introduced in the coming weeks that would link new American... More
  • Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Four Bills to Expand American Energy Production, Create New American Jobs
    Committee Action
    Nov 11, 2011 -
    On Friday, November 18, 2011, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on four bills to expand American onshore and offshore energy production and create new American jobs. The hearing will include the American-Made Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act to be introduced by Rep. Stev... More
  • Alaskan Energy for American Jobs Act to be Introduced
    Press Release
    Nov 11, 2011 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Rep. Don Young (AK-at large) announced plans to introduce the Alaskan Energy for American Jobs Act to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for future energy production and job creation. The measure will be part of the energy and infra... More
  • House Committee on Natural Resources Final Recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Co-Chairs Hensarling and Murray
    Letters
    Oct 14, 2011 -
    Dear Co-Chairs Hensarling and Murray: The Natural Resources Committee is committed to addressing our Nation's record debt and deficit levels and doing its part to contribute to the Joint Select Committee's efforts to cut at least $1.5 trillion in federal govemment spending from Fiscal Year 2012 to Fiscal Year 2021. Our... More
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