Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings Statement on the Administration’s Decision to Further Delay Energy Production and Job Creation in Utah
“If this announcement is the Administration’s definition of a ‘new day,’ the future of American energy does not look bright.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2009 - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today regarding Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s announcement that only 17 out of 77 parcels of land in Utah will be leased for oil and gas production:

“With unemployment near 10 percent, it’s astounding that the Obama Administration is once again blocking American energy production and the creation of high-wage jobs.  After withdrawing 77 parcels of land from oil and gas production in February, the Administration is now only allowing 22 percent of these areas to be developed.  The vast majority of land remains locked up, even though it has already been through an extensive seven-year environmental review process.  If this announcement is the Administration’s definition of a ‘new day,’ the future of American energy does not look bright.  This decision reflects the Administration’s clear lack of commitment to job creation and all-of-the-above energy development.”

# # #

Print version of this document


Contact: Emily Lawrimore or Jill Strait (202) 226-2311

Latest News

Bishop Statement on Confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture: “I congratulate Secretary Perdue on ...... Read more

Bishop Announces Senior Committee Staff Changes

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today announced a number of senior staff changes for the 115th Congress. Kiel Weaver, staff director for the Subcommittee on Water, Powe...... Read more

Bishop Statement on Zinke Appointment of Kate MacGregor to Interior Post

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the appointment of Katharine MacGregor, former senior professional staff on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, as Deputy Assis...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Full Committee Markup
Full Committee | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Full Committee Markup
Full Committee | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing on Examining the Consequences of Executive Overreach of the Antiquities Act
Subcommittee on Federal Lands | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events