• Casper Star Tribune: A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin
    In Case You Missed It
    Aug 22, 2013 -
    A Wyoming first: No bids for coal mining tract in Powder River Basin By Laura Hancock At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, U.S. Bureau of Land Management employees in Cheyenne gathered to unseal envelopes containing bids and checks from coal companies hoping to score the rights to dig in the Powder River Basin. But there were no ... More
  • How Hydraulic Fracturing Can Help Lower Gasoline Prices
    Blog
    Aug 9, 2013 -
    In a recent article in The Atlantic, Karl Smith from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, explains how hydraulic fracturing could help end gasoline price volatility. Hydraulic fracturing allows the development of oil reserves that have previously been unreachable with other forms of energy exploration. While... More
  • Witnesses Tell the Obama Administration to STOP Costly & Job Destroying Coal Regulations
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, legislation to protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy production by stopping the Obama Administration from imposing coal... More
  • Hastings, McClintock Applaud Senate Passage of House Bill to Expand Renewable Hydropower Production
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Water and Power Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (CA-04) today applauded the Senate passage of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, which would create new American jobs and by authorizing more... More
  • Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Duplicative Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
    Press Release
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act by a bipartisan vote of 23-15. This bill, authored by Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect American jobs and American energy production by limiting the Obama Administration’s ability... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama taps Interior official for deputy secretary post” Associated Press: “Feds to lease mineral rights in Ohio forest” Associated Press: “3 Native American tribes seek funding for satellite voter registration, early voting stations” Associated Press:... More
  • ICYMI: President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs
    Blog
    Jul 30, 2013 -
    President Obama’s low-ball estimate for Keystone XL jobs By Glenn Kessler 7/30/2013 “My hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year o... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 29, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “GOP lawmaker warns Interior’s fracking rule could lead to cascade of new regs” Oregonian – Scott Learn: “Interior Department extends Chetco River gold mining withdrawal for five years” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama criticizes pro-Keystone pipeline jobs,... More
  • Witnesses Highlight States’ Successes in Regulating Fracking
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect state rights, American jobs and Ame... More
  • Johnson, Lamborn Introduce Legislation To Protect Jobs, Help Stop Obama Administration’s War on Coal
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2013 -
    Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) today introduced H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act. This legislation would protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy product... More
  • Video Release: Obama Administration Wastes Millions of Dollars on Flawed Rulemaking with No End in Sight
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing yesterday on the status of the Obama Administration’s rewrite of a coal mining regulations, the Stream Buffer Zone Rule, and heard testimony from Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) Director Joseph ... More
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Expand American Onshore Energy Production and Create Jobs
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved three bills to expand American onshore energy production and create much-needed jobs. These bills are an essential part of the House Republicans’ all-of-the-above energy plan and would remove government hurdles and red-tape that block and delay development of our on... More
  • Five Ways President Obama Can Support New American Energy Jobs
    Resourceful Information
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    While President Obama prepares to deliver yet another speech on the economy today, Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee have been advancing legislation to put Americans back to work and unlock access to our U.S. energy resources. Expanding American energy production, both onshore and offshore, is one of... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 24, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Interior Department slams Senate energy revenue-sharing bill” Roll Call – Ambreen Ali: “Alaska Governor Pursues New Strategy in Push to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling” Associated Press: “Kansas regulators considering new fracking rules” Courthouse News... More
  • Strong Majority of Americans Support Keystone Pipeline
    Blog
    Jul 19, 2013 -
    In a new poll by United Technologies/National Journal, 67% of respondents support building the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast. This most recent poll also shows that even 56% of Democrats support the project. The Keystone XL Pipeline has been tied up in red tape by the O... More
  • Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production
    Blog
    Jul 19, 2013 -
    Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition Encourages Congress to Support Expanded Offshore American Energy Production Just like rising temperatures across America, gas prices are on the rise too and calls for lower energy prices are growing. This week, the Outer Continental Shelf Governor’s Coalition, comprised of G... More
  • Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation
    Committee Action
    Jul 19, 2013 -
    The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on Thursday, July 25th on H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced today by Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), would protect state rights, American jobs and America... More
  • Gas Price Surge Underscores Need for Increased Energy Independence
    Blog
    Jul 16, 2013 -
    In the past week, gas prices have surged upwards of 14 cents across the country to a national average of $3.61 per gallon. Analysts, including Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com, point out that rising tensions in Egypt and the concern over disruption to oil production in the region have caused oil prices to spike here in t... More
  • War on coal? Absolutely…
    Blog
    Jul 12, 2013 -
    War on coal? Absolutely… Just this week, President Obama’s war on coal reared its ugly head. American Electric Power announced that it is closing its coal-fired power plant in Beverly, Ohio. This is on top of FirstEnergy’s announcement that it will close two coal fired power plants in Pennsylvania by October. Both comp... More
  • States Rights Fully Protected in HR 2231, Vote NO on Grayson Amendment
    Dear Colleagues
    Jun 28, 2013 -
    June 28, 2013 Dear Colleague, Today, the House will vote on H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, bi-partisan legislation that would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create over a million new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy and strengthen national security. H.R. 2231 is sim... More
  • VIDEO: Chairman Hastings Speaks in Support of H.R. 1613
    Floor Statements
    Jun 27, 2013 -
    Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 1613, legislation that will create certainty needed to move forward with offshore energy development in certain areas in the Gulf of Mexico along our nation’s maritime boundary with Mexico. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong sup... More
  • Chairman Hastings Op-Ed in The Hill: Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jun 26, 2013 -
    Time to Unlock our Offshore Energy Resources By: House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Hill June 26, 2013 Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price of a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Prices have ne... More
  • Hastings: President’s National Energy Tax Bad for Jobs and Economy
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today on President Obama’s plan to unilaterally impose a national energy tax and wage a war on coal: “Years after a Democrat-controlled Congress rejected the President’s plan to impose a new national energy tax, President O... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 13, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: UPI: “Rep. Hastings calls for pro-energy bill passage in House” Platts – Brian Scheid: “US House committee passes three oil and gas bills” Southeast Missourian – Erin Ragan: “Jason Smith to serve on House Natural Resources and Judiciary committees” Washington Examiner – Eric... More
  • Committee Approves Legislation to Expand American Energy Production on Federal Lands and Waters, Create New American Jobs
    Press Release
    Jun 12, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved three bills to expand American offshore and onshore energy production in order to help create new American jobs, lower energy prices, generate new revenue, and make America more energy secure. H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, was approved by the Committe... More
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