Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings Statement on Final Recommendation on the Columbia River Treaty


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 13, 2013 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement on the U.S. Entity’s final recommendation to the U.S. State Department regarding modifications to the Columbia River Treaty:

“While I continue to have concerns about aspects of the recommendation related to ecosystem issues, I’m pleased that the U.S. Entity made significant improvements in the final draft by focusing on post-2024 flood control operations and the reduction of the Canadian entitlement and by reflecting greater input from irrigation and navigation interests. As this process moves to the State Department, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that addressing these issues with Canada is made a priority and that there is ongoing engagement from all regional stakeholders – not just governmental entities.”

The Natural Resources Committee held a field hearing this week in Pasco, WA on the Columbia River Treaty, at which a broad range of regional stakeholders testified.  Click here for video and testimony from the hearing.

###

Printable PDF of this document
 

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

Latest News

Committee Chairmen: EPA Releases Burdensome and Duplicative CERCLA Financial Assurance Rules

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed requirements for risk management and financial assurance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability ...... Read more

GO Act Increases Opportunity for Recreation on Federal Lands

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on three bills, including H.R. 5129 (Rep. Doug LaMalfa), the “Guides and Outfitters Act” (GO Act). The GO Act streamlines the recrea...... Read more

Obama Administration’s Closing Acts on ESA Deliver Big for Radical Left Litigants

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the completion of initial reviews of three Endangered Species Act (ESA) petitions, including one setting the clock to potentially re-list ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Examining Decades of Data Manipulation at the United States Geological Survey
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events