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  • press release | 05/20/2015
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing to review the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (H.R. 2358). This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), will improve the safety and reliability of electricity transmission and distribution lines on federal lands. This bill will bring federal consistency and accountability to how power lines are protected from tree hazards, thereby helping with grid r...... read more
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing to review the National Energy Security Corridors Act. This bipartisan discussion draft, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), establishes National Energy Security Corridors on federal lands and streamlines the rights-of-way approval process for natural gas pipelines across federal lands. This legislation answers the President’s call for an updated infrastructure that meets our na...... read more
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  • press release | 05/19/2015
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    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing titled, “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse.” States have expressed frustration over the apparent reluctance of the Obama Administration to acknowledge the effectiveness of state-led species conservation, and its failure to coordinate with states and local governments. Witnesses testified on the utility of state conservation strategies and how a federal endangered listing and rigid federal land management d...... read more
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  • press release | 05/18/2015
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    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to a series of administrative initiatives put forward today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service that are designed to increase transparency, expand stakeholder input, and improve the science used to develop listing determinations under the Endangered Species Act. “The Obama Administration admitted today that the process by which Endangered Species Act...... read more
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  • press release | 05/18/2015
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    Addressing reports that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering merging the New Mexico and Arizona state offices, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Oversight Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), and House Oversight Interior Subcommittee Member Paul Gosar (R-AZ), today issued the foll...... read more
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing to review the National Energy Security Corridors Act. This bipartisan discussion draft, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), establishes National Energy Security Corridors on federal lands and streamlines the rights-of-way approval process for natural gas pipelines across federal ...... read more
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    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing to review the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (H.R. 2358). This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), will improve the safety and reliability of electricity transmission and distribution lines on federal lands. This bill will bring federal consistenc...... read more
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    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "State Perspectives on the Status of Cooperating Agencies for the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule." Remarks as prepared - The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is meeting today to hear directly from states i...... read more
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    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing titled, “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse.” States have expressed frustration over the apparent reluctance of the Obama Administration to acknowledge the effectiveness of state-led species conservation, and its failure to coordinate with states and local governments. Witnesses testified on the utility of st...... read more
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    Addressing reports that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering merging the New Mexico and Arizona state offices, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Oversight Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClinto...... read more
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    On the 10th annual Endangered Species Day, we're taking a look back at all of the ways the Endangered Species Act is stuck in the 70s, as told by other things that happened (and are no longer relevant) in 1973. P.S. There's a bonus you won't want to miss. 1. It is not recovering species The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is supposed to prevent species from going extinct, but the results just aren’t ...... read more
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    1. Itchy Palms – According to the superstition, if the right hand itches, money is coming in, but if the left hand itches money is going out. The Administration's budget request for the U.S. Department of the Interior includes millions of new taxpayer dollars, so there will definitely be some cash flow. Tune in to see the federal government try to purchase even more federal lands, despite an exist...... read more
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    House Natural Resources Committee Accomplishments for the 113th Congress Click here to view ### ... read more
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    Click on the 'Comment' link and post your question to the Secretary here. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by House Committee on Natural Resources. ... read more
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    #Onthisday in 1927, #HenryFord and his son Edsel drove the 15 millionth #ModelTFord out of his factory in #HighlandParkMichigan, marking the iconic automobile’s official last day of production. After only being open for three years, the #HighlandParkFordPlant became the first automobile production facility in the world to implement the #assemblyline in 1913. This innovation took production time fr...... read more
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    Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast from the March 20 hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources - where CSF President Jeff Crane spoke about the SHARE Act of 2015 (Panel II begins 1:43:00)Subcommittees on Federal Lands and Water, Power and Oceans Joint Legislative Hearing onnaturalresources.house.govThe Honorable Tom McClintock Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Lands The Honorable Joh...... read more
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    On Wednesday, West Virginia became the latest state to announce its withdrawal from its Memoranda of Understanding with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s (OSM) over the Stream Buffer Zone (“SBZ”) rulemaking process, which is part of the Administration’s attempt to rewrite surface coal mining regulations. By law, this process is designed for states and the federal government to work in collaborat...... read more
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    The start time has been delayed due to floor votes, so you still have time to tune in and watch U.S. Representative John Fleming Chair today's Water, Power and Oceans Legislative Hearing on "Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act" starting in just a few minutes.Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearingnaturalresources.house.govThe Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Legislativ...... read more
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