The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands – both onshore and offshore. Republicans on the Subcommittee are committed to the environmentally responsible development of America’s vast energy and mineral resources that will expand our domestic energy supply, create new American jobs, lessen our dependence on foreign sources of energy and minerals, and generate revenue for federal and state treasuries.
Republicans on the Subcommittee support an all-of-the-above energy approach that includes alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and nuclear, geothermal, along with American-made oil, clean coal, and natural gas.
Jurisdiction of the Subcommittee:
Planning for and development of energy from solar and wind resources on land belonging to the United States, including the outer Continental Shelf.
All matters and measures affecting geothermal resources.
Marine hydrokinetic energy development on the outer Continental Shelf.
All matters related to the leasing, development, and conservation of fossil fuel resources belonging to the United States, including on the outer Continental Shelf and land where the surface is owned by entities other than the United States, including decommissioning of relevant facilities and reclamation of affected areas.
Mitigation of energy and mining related impacts on Federal lands and resources.
Terrestrial and geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, except for matters involving implementation of land or forestry management strategies.
All measures and matters concerning the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
All measures and matters concerning the U.S. Geological Survey, except for the activities and programs of the Water Resources and Ecosystem Mission Areas or their successors.
Collection and management of energy and mineral revenues.
Mining interests generally, including all matters involving mining regulation and enforcement, including the reclamation of mined lands, the environmental effects of mining, mineral land laws and claims, long-range mineral programs, and seabed mining.
Conservation of United States uranium supply.
Geospatial data collection and management, except for nautical charts (or data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
Helium supply and management of the Federal helium program.
Rights-of-way over public lands for pipeline transportation of oil, natural gas, carbon dioxide, helium, and hydrogen.
Measures and matters concerning the transportation of natural gas from or within Alaska and disposition of oil transported by the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
Rights-of-way over public lands for energy-related transmission.
All matters relating to mineral withdrawals on public lands and public forest lands.
General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies, and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.