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  • Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Draws Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (Rep. Darin LaHood, R-IL), discussion draft legislation to authorize partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projec... More
  • Panel: Optimizing Rigs-to-Reefs Program Benefits Marine Ecosystems, Coastal Economies
    Press Release
    May 17, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on “Reviewing Recent State Successes with the Rigs to Reefs Program.” The panel focused on the environmental benefits of maintaining decommissioned oil and gas platforms as marine habitat and ways to optimize the program's use and benefits. "Since t... More
  • Bishop Statement on EPA’s Pebble Mine Announcement
    Press Release
    May 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement to allow the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska to proceed to regular permitting under the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed mineral development project was preemptively denied by the Obama administ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Failure to Advance the CRA for the Methane Venting and Flaring Rule
    Press Release
    May 10, 2017 -
    Today, the Senate failed to advance H.J. Res. 36 by a vote of 49-51. The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) would repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on Federal and Indian land. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the fol... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Trump Action on Offshore Energy Initiatives
    Press Release
    Apr 28, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on offshore initiatives. “A thorough review of the morass of bad policies developed and imposed by the prior administration to crush offshore development and investment is welcome... More
  • RECLAIM Act Needed to Accelerate Reclamation of Abandoned Mine Lands
    Press Release
    Apr 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 1731 (Rep. Hal Rogers, R-KY), the “Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act of 2017” or “RECLAIM Act.” “[H.R. 1731] finds a hard struck balance between many interested sta... More
  • Bishop Statement on Coal Secretarial Order
    Press Release
    Mar 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a Secretarial Order to formally end the coal leasing moratorium and reinstate the royalty advisory committee. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This moratorium was a hallmark policy of ... More
  • Statement on Trump Administration’s Plans to Repeal of Oil, Natural Gas and Coal Valuation Rule
    Press Release
    Mar 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior announced plans to repeal the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” “The Trump administration should be commended for beginning the process of reversing the impossible regulatory requirements imposed ... More
  • Bishop Response to Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
    Press Release
    Mar 22, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior’s Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico brought in over $274 million for over 900,000 acres in the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Finally, we are taking advantag... More
  • Reps. Hice and Lowenthal Introduce Bill to Enhance Financial Aid for Mine Cleanup
    Press Release
    Mar 22, 2017 -
    Today, Representatives Jody Hice (R-GA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1668, the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act.” H.R. 1668 establishes a new foundation that will leverage private funding to assist federal land management agencies with abandoned mine lands cleanup as well as other mission areas. “... More
  • Panel: Infrastructure Package Must Include Permitting Reforms to Access Raw Materials
    Press Release
    Mar 21, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed the importance of domestically sourced raw materials for the upcoming infrastructure package. “Aggregates such as crushed stone, sand, and gravel are the literal foundation of many of our infrastructure projects,” Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Approval of Greens Hollow Lease in Central Utah
    Press Release
    Mar 16, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement following Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approval of the Greens Hollow coal lease in central Utah: “After over a decade of bureaucratic purgatory, I’m happy to see Secretary Zinke approve this lease. This will be a vital source of employment, affordable energy an... More
  • Latest Oil and Gas Figures Demonstrate Obama Administration’s Failed Energy Legacy
    Press Release
    Mar 15, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) release of data concerning oil and gas leasing on federal lands under the Obama administration: “Production on federal lands was all but impossible under the Obama administ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Proposed Offshore Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico
    Press Release
    Mar 6, 2017 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a region-wide lease sale scheduled for August 2017 that will offer 73 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Trump administration is making the most out of the very restrictive Five Year Plan developed under the... More
  • ONRR Suspends Controversial Midnight Royalty Valuation Rule Finalized Under Obama Administration
    Press Release
    Feb 24, 2017 -
    The Department of the Interior announced they will postpone the implementation of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “The Trump administration made the right decision to ... More
  • Committee Leaders Request a 120-Day Extension to EPA’s Proposed Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 21, 2017 -
    On Friday, February 17, 2017, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) sent a letter to Acting Administrator McCabe at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requestin... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Walden and Shuster Letter to Acting Administrator McCabe
    Letters
    Feb 17, 2017 -
    TO: Acting Administrator McCabe FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop, Greg Walden and Bill Shuster Dear Acting Administrator McCabe: Under section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) on December 1, 2016, signed proposed r... More
  • President Trump Signs Joint Resolution to Repeal Job-killing Stream Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 16, 2017 -
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed H.J. Res 38 (Reps. Bill Johnson, R-OH, Evan Jenkins, R-WV, and David McKinley, R-WV), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). Chairman Rob ... More
  • House Repeal of Duplicative BLM Methane Rule Helps People, Protects Jobs
    Press Release
    Feb 3, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res 36 sponsored by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT). This joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) will repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal and Indian land. “The growth of the last dec... More
  • Senate Vote to Overturn Job-Killing Stream Rule is an Important First Step
    Press Release
    Feb 2, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on Senate passage of H.J. Res 38, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR): “I thank Senate Majority Leader McConnell for... More
  • Morning Consult: Winning the Fight on Stream Protection
    In Case You Missed It
    Feb 1, 2017 -
    By: Bill Johnson and Evan Jenkins and David McKinley For close to a decade, Republicans have been leading the charge against the regulatory onslaught on coal communities. But now, with an ally in the White House, we can finally begin to roll back some of the punishing regulations of the last eight years. This starts wi... More
  • House Passes Repeal of Anti-Coal Stream Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 1, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.J. Res 38 sponsored by Reps. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and David McKinley (R-WV). This is a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). The reso... More
  • Chairmen Bishop and Barrasso Take Aim at Methane Rule under Congressional Review Act
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced H. J. Res. 36 and S. J. Res 11. These are joint resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Bureau of Land Management’s (B... More
  • House Introduces Stream Protection Rule Repeal Under the Congressional Review Act
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2017 -
    Today, Reps. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and David McKinley (R-WV) introduced H. J. Res. 38. This is a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). During the rulemaking pro... More
  • Bishop Reaction to Trump Actions on Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines
    Press Release
    Jan 24, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s actions related to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines: “I’m glad this President understands we can create more jobs and provide affordable energy through domestic resource develop... More
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