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  • Arctic Rule Freezes Future Offshore Development
    Press Release
    Jul 7, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released the finalized safety regulations for Arctic offshore drilling for both the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “This President continually g... More
  • Rep. Graves’ Offshore Bill Modernizes Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Process
    Press Release
    Jul 6, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5577, introduced by Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), the “Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act.” H.R. 5577, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), modernizes the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) offshore ... More
  • Panel Reviews Bill to Give States and Tribes a Seat at the Table in Federal Royalty Decisions
    Press Release
    Jun 14, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on Rep. Ryan Zinke’s (R-MT) “Certainty for States and Tribes Act” (H.R. 5259), legislation to reestablish the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) and create a more transparent and cooperative process in roya... More
  • Panel Highlights Technological Innovation in the 21st Century Mining Industry
    Press Release
    May 25, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “Exploring 21st Century Mining Safety, Environmental Control, and Technological Innovation.” The new culture of collaboration between technological companies and the mining industry empowers every miner to be in charge of safety. “So o... More
  • Panel: Obama Administration Relies on Cherry-Picked Science and Non-Transparent Tactics to Justify Overreaching Agenda
    Press Release
    May 19, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine deficiencies in regulatory transparency at the Department of the Interior (DOI). Transparency is the cornerstone of a participatory democracy, but there are glaring failures from the increasing use of executive orders and quest... More
  • Federal Land Management Agency’s Duplicative Regulation Acts in Opposition to Its ‘Stated’ Purpose
    Press Release
    Apr 27, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on a recent regulation issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding methane on federal lands. While the BLM has no authority under the Clean Air Act, the rule proposes to greatly expand BLM’s existing regulations to include dup... More
  • Panel Reviews Rep. Thompson's Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015
    Press Release
    Apr 19, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3881 introduced by Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015.” The bill clarifies and codifies the repeatedly upheld decision by federal courts to protect the rights of private min... More
  • Bishop: Safety Rules that Undermine Safety Are Irrational
    Press Release
    Apr 14, 2016 -
    Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the final well control rule for offshore energy exploration and development. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I was not alone in pointing out the many failures in the original draft of this rule that would harm existing safety... More
  • Committee Leaders’ Letter to OMB Outlines Unintended Safety Consequences of Well Control Rule
    Press Release
    Apr 1, 2016 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to highlight the negative unintended conseque... More
  • House Committee on Natural Resources Releases Puerto Rico Discussion Draft
    Press Release
    Mar 29, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources released discussion draft legislation on Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Today, the Committee released draft legislation that provides Puerto Rico with tools to impose discipline over its finances, meet its obliga... More
  • Lamborn to OSMRE on Stream Rule: “Someone’s Not Telling The Truth.”
    Press Release
    Mar 23, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). Mr. Joseph Pizarchik, Director of OSMRE in the Department of the Interior, testified before the panel. Rep. Ale... More
  • Bishop: OPEC and Russia Applaud the President’s Methane Announcement
    Press Release
    Mar 10, 2016 -
    Today, during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama announced plans to develop federal methane regulations on existing domestic energy sources. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “If OPEC and Russia want to succeed in their war against American ener... More
  • DOI Agencies Under Fire for Rampant Energy Regulation, Killing Jobs
    Press Release
    Mar 2, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources questioned witnesses from the three major federal agencies on the President’s 2017 budget and the Administration’s overly-prescriptive federal regulations. The panel included representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety a... More
  • Bishop on Methane Rule: Regulation In Search of Legacy – at the Expense of People
    Press Release
    Jan 22, 2016 -
    Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane venting rule: “For close to a decade, we’ve witnessed unprecedented energy growth alongside steady reductions in emissions driven by innovation – not federal intervention. Emissions ... More
  • Bishop: President Obama Begins Moratorium on Affordable Energy
    Press Release
    Jan 15, 2016 -
    Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s coal lease moratorium on Federal lands. “Yep, there they go again. Americans now know the ‘all-of-the-above’ energy agenda the President repeatedly claimed to support was an election year lie. This unp... More
  • Bishop: Energy is Essential to Puerto Rico’s Future Prosperity
    Press Release
    Jan 12, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on the circumstances leading to the current financial crisis faced by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the state-owned, self-regulated monopoly that operates as Puerto Rico’s public utility. “Today we took a step forward to uncover ... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Transparency and Cut Duplicative Regulations
    Press Release
    Jan 12, 2016 -
    Today, the House, by a vote of 235-188, passed H.R. 1644, the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act (STREAM Act). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “The Obama Administration’s development of the stream buffer zone rule exposes the President’s disdain for th... More
  • Congress Seeks Answers from BLM on Postponement of Recent Oil and Gas Lease Sales
    Press Release
    Dec 16, 2015 -
    Today, fifteen Congressmen sent a letter to Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior, expressing serious concerns with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) repeated postponement of lease sales. In particular, the Members raised concerns about the appearance of significant influence ... More
  • Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Bipartisan Mining Reform Legislation in an Underground Mining Classroom
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative field hearing in Idaho Springs, Colorado on H.R. 3734, the “Mining Schools Enhancement Act,” introduced by Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV). This bill, in combination with H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)), the “Locatable Minerals Claim Location and... More
  • Bishop Letter to U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze
    Letters
    Nov 17, 2015 -
    TO: The Honorable Neil Kornze FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman Dear Director Kornze: I am writing to express concerns regarding the Bureau of Land Management's ("BLM") proposed updates to Onshore Orders 3, 4, and 5. Collectively, these orders address the measurement, collection and securing of information relating to produce... More
  • Bishop: Onshore Orders Regulation Needs Stakeholder Input to Protect Future Federal Land Development
    Press Release
    Nov 17, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze, outlining concerns with the BLM’s proposed revisions to how the federal government measures and verifies oil and gas production rates on federal lands (Onshore Orders 3,4, and 5). “I am deeply concerned that the BLM... More
  • President Obama Rejects Keystone XL
    Press Release
    Nov 6, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) responded to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. “President Obama has put the final nail in the Keystone XL pipeline’s coffin, thereby nailing his legacy as the most anti-energy extremist President the nation has ever had. Tossing aside years of environmental proce... More
  • Committee Discusses Comprehensive Mining Legislation in Response to EPA’s Disastrous Animas Spill
    Press Release
    Nov 4, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed mining legislation to address the failed response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Animas spill three months ago and reform policies that currently impede abandoned mine cleanup nationally. H.R. 3843 introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Doug... More
  • House Passes the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015
    Press Release
    Oct 22, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-177. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “China is winning and we are losing. Rather than harness our abundant mineral resources for the betterment of... More
  • Bishop: Interior Arctic Lease Cancellation Plays into Russia’s Hands
    Press Release
    Oct 16, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the announcement made today by the U.S. Department of the Interior that it will cancel the two potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled under the current five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017:... More

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