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  • Bipartisan “National Energy Security Corridors Act” Answers National Need for Updated Energy Infrastructure
    Press Release
    May 20, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing to review the National Energy Security Corridors Act. This bipartisan discussion draft, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), establishes National Energy Security Corridors on federal lands and streamli... More
  • Mooney: STREAM Act Fights Back Against Obama Administration’s War on Coal
    Press Release
    May 14, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on Committee member Rep. Alex Mooney’s (WV-02) bill, H.R. 1644, the “Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act (STREAM Act).” At the hearing, Rep. Mooney testified: “People are losing their jobs, and the dignity that ... More
  • 163 Members of Congress Urge Administration to Increase Energy Production in Outer Continental Shelf
    Press Release
    Apr 23, 2015 -
    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today led 159 of their Senate and House colleagues in urging Interior Secretary S... More
  • Chairman Rob Bishop Opening Statement at the Full Committee Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) of the Committee on Natural Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Innovations in Safety Since the 2010 Macondo Incident." Remarks as prepared - Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal ha... More
  • Committee Reviews Innovations in Safety in the Five Years Following the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2015 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing to commemorate the five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and to review safety innovations that the industry has put forth since then. “Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal ha... More
  • Hiking Oil and Gas Royalty Rates Latest “Regulatory Assault” On Energy Development on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Apr 17, 2015 -
    The Bureau of Land Management announced the first step in a plan to increase royalty rates on federal lands, the latest regulatory action on oil and natural gas development on federal lands. House Natural Resources Committee Spokeswoman Julia Bell released the following statement: “At a time when oil and natural gas pr... More
  • Committee Hearing Highlights States’ Frustration with Obama Administration’s Restrictive Offshore Leasing Plan
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2015 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, released on January 27. Witnesses included Governor Pat McCrory, who testified on how federal regulatory polici... More
  • Chairman Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2015 -
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan." Remarks as prepared - I’d like to begin this morning’s hearing by talking about com... More
  • Bishop Issues Statement on Administration’s National Ocean Policy Report
    Press Release
    Mar 27, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement this evening on the Obama Administration’s release of its first Report on the Implementation of the National Ocean Policy: “The Administration's ocean policy is similar to its approach to federal lands, particularly in the W... More
  • Chairman Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Mar 26, 2015 -
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Effect of the President’s FY 2016 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service’s Energy and Minerals Progr... More
  • Kornze Faces Committee Scrutiny On Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
    Press Release
    Mar 26, 2015 -
    Committee on Natural Resources Vice Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) today questioned BLM Director Neil Kornze on how the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between BLM and the states will operate. “Who will approve well bore integrity issues? Will you approve those? Who will do the inspections? Will [states] be br... More
  • Chairman Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Mar 23, 2015 -
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Examining the Spending Priorities and Mission of the U.S. Geological Survey in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal.” Remarks as prepared - We are here t... More
  • A Look Back: Committee Actions on Hydraulic Fracturing and Well Construction Rule
    In Case You Missed It
    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
  • House Committee on Natural Resources Announces Hearing Schedule for March 2015
    Press Release
    Mar 3, 2015 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources announced its hearing schedule for the month of March 2015. Hearing Details: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00AM 1324 Longworth HOB Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources “Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), th... More
  • Bishop on President Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Veto
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s veto of Keystone XL legislation today. The legislation was approved earlier this month with bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate and was sent to the President earlier today. “... More
  • Chairman Bishop Reacts to Department of the Interior’s Proposed Rule for Artic Drilling Standards
    Press Release
    Feb 20, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement on proposed regulations for exploration and drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) announced earlier today by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). “There’s... More
  • Bishop on President Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
    Press Release
    Feb 11, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement upon final passage of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. House. The legislation has now been approved with bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate. “The Hesitator in Chief has lost his last alibi. President Ob... More
  • ROB BISHOP OP-ED: America's Arctic blink
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Feb 5, 2015 -
    ​OP-ED: America's Arctic blink The Washington Times Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) February 5, 2015 The response should never be to falter when your enemy stares you down, but that’s just what President Obama has done with OPEC. He sent a signal: America will blink. Last week, the Obama administration issued two edicts t... More
  • Bishop Praises Senate Approval of Keystone XL
    Press Release
    Jan 29, 2015 -
    House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today issued the following statement upon Senate passage of legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline: “I applaud my colleagues in the Senate that voted to approve this important energy infrastructure bill, which is long overdue. At long last, Senator Harry Reid ... More
  • U.S. Department of the Interior’s Five-Year Plan Dashes Offshore Energy Hopes
    Press Release
    Jan 27, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Draft Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017 to 2022: “Someday this Administration will move the goal of energy independence forward. Unfortunately, this ... More
  • 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
  • Natural Resources Provisions Again Included Within NDAA
    Press Release
    Dec 3, 2014 -
    Bipartisan agreement has been reached on the natural resources provisions that will be included within this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House-Senate agreement supports American job creation and economic growth through a balanced approach to improve the management of our public lands and natura... More
  • Witnesses Tout Benefits that America’s Energy Revolution is Providing to States and Local Communities
    Press Release
    Jun 18, 2014 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for States and Localities.” This hearing examined the great opportunities that America’s energy renaissance is creating for states and local communities. America’s surge in e... More
  • Work Hard AND Smart
    Press Release
    Apr 29, 2014 -
    Today, 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. Unemployment in the United S... More
  • American Energy Renaissance Will Create Well-Paying Jobs for Women and Minorities
    Press Release
    Apr 8, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities.” The energy sector provides stable, well-paying jobs with an average salary much higher than other sectors. The hearing examined the growing opportunities for women and min... More
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