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  • President’s Maine Monument Decree Subverts Representative Democracy to Advance Elite Special Interests
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2016 -
    Today, President Obama, despite opposition by Maine’s local residents and elected officials, unilaterally created a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The President is using the Centennial as a cover to subvert the w... More
  • Panel: Common Sense Reforms Needed to Promote Charity and Economic Growth in Clark County, NV
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on improving management and utilization of federal lands in and around North Las Vegas. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and a panel of expert witnesses gathered to discu... More
  • New Royalty Valuation Methods Attack Responsible Energy Production on Federal and Tribal Lands
    Press Release
    Jun 30, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) released a final regulation on valuating royalties from oil, natural gas and coal produced on federal and tribal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Don't be fooled. This rule is not about 'protecting ta... More
  • Witnesses Stress BLM’s Limitations in Managing Wild Horse and Burro Population
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on challenges and potential solutions for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) management of wild horses & burros on federal land. BLM faces a costly challenge in managing the exploding population of wild horses and burros in the West. More than 45,000... More
  • Committee Announces Field Hearing on Controversial Monument Designation in Maine
    Press Release
    May 18, 2016 -
    On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 2:00 PM, in the East Millinocket Town Office, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing on “Elevating Local Voices and Promoting Transparency for a Potential Monument Designation in Maine.” Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) releas... More
  • Legislation Ends Barriers to Protecting Thousands from Catastrophic Wildfire Threats
    Press Release
    May 12, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills: H.R. 3565 (Rep. Lois Capps), H.R. 3839 (Rep. Kristi Noem), H.R. 4233 (Rep. Dana Rohrabacher), and H.R. 5132 (Rep. Greg Walden). H.R. 5132, the “Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act,” adjusts the eastern boundary of the Whychus-Deschut... More
  • Proposed Legislation Aims to Ensure Input of Local Communities in Federal Land Management Decisions
    Press Release
    Apr 28, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on the discussion draft of “Locally-elected Officials Cooperating with Agencies in Land Management Act (LOCAL Management Act).” The enormity of federal land ownership in numerous states has caused immense problems for counties, contributing to diminish... More
  • Committee Reviews Efforts of Land-Grant Universities to Solve Controversial Land Management Problems
    Press Release
    Apr 20, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on current research efforts and the future of America’s Land-Grant Colleges and Universities (LGU). A panel of representatives from four LGUs discussed current research in natural resources fields they hope can tackle many of the country’s most pressing... More
  • Forest Service Budget Fails to Include New Tools to Prevent Increasingly Catastrophic Wildfires, Improve Management
    Press Release
    Mar 22, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for the U.S. Forest Service with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifying. A focal point of the hearing was the Forest Service’s inability to actively manage federal forests and prevent increasingly catas... More
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill for the National Park Service Centennial
    Press Release
    Mar 16, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on 13 bills including one to commemorate the National Park Service’s (NPS) Centennial. H.R. 4680, “National Park Service Centennial Act,” introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), passed with bipartisan support. The bill provides new funding and management a... More
  • Chairman Bishop Introduces Bill To Encourage Private Investment for National Park Service
    Press Release
    Mar 3, 2016 -
    To celebrate our National Park’s Centennial, today, Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act.” The bill will prepare National Parks for a second century by maximizing private donations and establishing a National Park Foundation endowment. Chairman Bishop issu... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Access to Federal Lands for Outdoor Sporting Activities
    Press Release
    Feb 26, 2016 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), with a bipartisan vote of 242-161. “We’re seeing abusive federal restrictions for anglers and hunters on federal lands. Close to a million acres once used for target shooting are now padlocked to taxpayers due to u... More
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan “National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act”
    Press Release
    Feb 3, 2016 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3036 (Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-NJ), the “National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act,” legislation designating the National September 11 Memorial located at the World Trade Center site in New York City, New York, as a national memorial. The legislation passed ... More
  • Panel Echoes Frustrations with Federal Government’s Failure to Respect Local Input in the Development of Land Management Plans
    Press Release
    Jan 22, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on issues surrounding the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Draft Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas in Washington County, Utah. The panel received testimony from the Mayor of St. George, ... 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
  • House Passes Legislation to Protect Private Property Rights
    Press Release
    Dec 9, 2015 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2130, the “Red River Private Property Protection Act” by a vote of 253-177. The Committee passed the legislation in September. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) commented upon passage: “The ‘Red River Private Property Protection Act’ stops the Bureau of Land Management’s un... More
  • Bishop: National Park Service Centennial Act Improves National Park System for Future Generations
    Press Release
    Dec 2, 2015 -
    The Subcommittee on Federal Lands today held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the National Park Service Centennial Act, which provides new funding and management authority to prepare the National Park Service (NPS) for the commemoration of its centennial in 2016. Chairman Bishop commented following the he... More
  • Bishop: LWCF Must Be Reformed to Help Americans
    Press Release
    Nov 18, 2015 -
    The Committee on Natural Resources today held a legislative hearing on the Protecting America’s Recreation and Conservation (PARC) Act discussion draft, which proposes to reauthorize and reform the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Chairman Bishop commented following the hearing: “Today, we heard from states 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
  • Committee Unveils Federal Footprint Map
    Press Release
    Nov 17, 2015 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources released the Federal Footprint Map, which details the immense scale of federal land ownership and regulation in the United States. This interactive tool gathers data from federal agencies and will be used as an educational resource for Members of Congress and their staff, repor... More
  • Bishop Releases Land and Water Conservation Fund Reforms
    Press Release
    Nov 5, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released a discussion draft of legislation titled the “Protecting America’s Recreation and Conservation (PARC) Act,” which includes several substantive reforms to update the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), enacted in 1965. “The LWCF’s current lopsided funding ratio makes limit... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Government Land Grab
    In Case You Missed It
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    The Obama Administration has spent years invading broad parts of the economy from finance to health care, but less noticed is the takeover of, well, actual land. Witness the standoff over a 50-year-old public land program that has devolved into a watering hole for seizing private property. The Land and Water Conservati... More
  • Bishop Response to WSJ Editorial on the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resource Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal: “One of the harshest things that a government can do is to take away a citizen’s land and home. The fact that for 50 years the Land and Water Conservation Fund has... More
  • Bishop Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell and the Honorable Tom Vilsack
    Letters
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    TO: The Honorable Sally Jewell The Honorable Tom Vilsack FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman Dear Secretaries Jewell and Vilsack: The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) is over 50 years old and has only been amended a few times in that 50 years. The House Committee on Natural Resources (Committee) is closely examining ... More
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