Media Advisories

05.29.20

Next Week’s Livestream Schedule: Cleaning Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells on Monday, Risks of Premature National Park Openings on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed events next week. Monday, June 1 On Monday, June 1, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will lead a forum on the economic and environmental benefits of putting Americans back to work by plugging and remediating orphaned oil and gas wells. The issue has gathered attention from states worried about rising cleanup costs and ongoing environmental damage from … Continue Reading


05.15.20

Livestreamed Roundtables Next Week: Coronavirus Impacts on Fisheries on Monday, Preventing Wildlife-Borne Disease Spread on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed events next week. Monday, May 18 On Monday, May 18, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, will lead a roundtable on how coronavirus has impacted fisheries around the country. Title: Coronavirus Impacts on American Fisheries and the Seafood Supply When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Watch Live: https://bit.ly/3fSncfQ (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/DJB8z8Vy5FQ (YouTube… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Friday Livestream: Chair Grijalva, Subcommittee Chair Gallego Lead Roundtable on Heroes Act Benefits for Indian Country, Still Unmet Tribal Needs

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) are hosting a livestreamed roundtable discussion on Friday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time with three national tribal organizations to discuss the House of Representatives' newly introduced Heroes Act, the ongoing implementation of the CARES Act, and the pressing need for additional federal support in Native American communities across the country to combat the coronavirus. Gallego is chair of the Sub… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Wednesday Livestream With Chair Grijalva – “Stepping Up: Communities Protecting Themselves and the Environment in the Pandemic Era”

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a livestreamed roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 13, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on how communities around the country are stepping up to protect themselves and their environments during the coronavirus pandemic. The event will feature a discussion of successful community organizing, litigation, and lawmaking to improve sustainability and protect public health in the absence of leadership from the Trump administration, es… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Natural Resources Committee Hosting Livestream Discussion on May 5 on Trump Admin’s Pandemic-Era Regulatory Rollbacks and Fossil Fuel Agenda

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting a livestreamed roundtable on Tuesday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Trump administration's push to deregulate the fossil fuel industry and other heavy polluters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will focus on the lack of public input on major regulatory decisions and the impacts of the administration's push to cut deals for its political allies while public scrutiny is severely limited. The event is the fourth i… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Next Week’s Livestream Schedule: Environmental Justice and Economic Inequality on Tuesday, COVID-19 Response in U.S. Territories on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed roundtables next week with members of Congress and expert witnesses. Tuesday, April 28 Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) are holding a livestreamed roundtable discussion this Tuesday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on how the coronavirus has exacerbated longstanding environmental and economic inequalities in Ame… Continue Reading


04.22.20

RESCHEDULED: House Natural Resources Committee Livestream on Environmental Justice and Economic Inequality Originally Scheduled for April 23

Washington, D.C. - Due to the House vote schedule, tomorrow's livestreamed roundtable on environmental justice and economic inequality has been postponed until next week. We will announce the new time and date as soon as possible.… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Chair Grijalva, Reps. McEachin and Lowenthal Holding Livestreamed Roundtable on Environmental Justice, Economic Inequality in Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) are holding a livestreamed roundtable discussion this Thursday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on how the coronavirus has exacerbated longstanding environmental and economic inequalities in American society and how Congress should respond. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at https://bit.ly/3ap9LjF and YouTube at https://youtu.be/qsOn1A0dz98. Reps. Grijalv… Continue Reading


04.15.20

Chair Grijalva Hosting Livestreamed Roundtable With Tribal Leaders on Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country This Friday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Tucson, Ariz. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will host a livestreamed roundtable with Native American leaders this Friday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Trump administration's botched response to the coronavirus pandemic in Indian Country. As Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and other outlets have reported, the administration has been slow to assist tribal communities since the outbreak began even though they are among the most vulnerable populations… Continue Reading


03.06.20

NEXT WEEK: Oversight of Trump Budget, Oak Flat Impacts, Full Committee Markup

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold three hearings and a markup next week. On Tuesday, March 10, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will meet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in Longworth 1324 for an oversight hearing on the Trump administration's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal for the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. Also on March 10, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will meet in Lo… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Following Year-Long Collaborative Effort, Chair Grijalva and Rep. McEachin Introducing Landmark Environmental Justice Bill at Thursday Press Conference

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) will introduce their landmark Environmental Justice for All Act at a press conference this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in Longworth 1334 in Washington, D.C. The event, part of a yearlong process with advocates and stakeholders, will be livestreamed at http://facebook.com/nrdems. Among other key features, the bill creates a Federal Energy Transition Economic Development Assistance Fund - paid … Continue Reading


02.21.20

NEXT WEEK: Hearing on Chair Grijalva’s Public Lands and Waters Climate Change Bill, Border Wall Destruction to Sacred Sites

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold four hearings next week. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Full Committee will meet to consider Chair Raúl M. Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) landmark climate change legislation, the American Public Lands and Waters Climate Solution Act of 2019, to achieve net-zero climate pollution on public lands and waters by 2040, and the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hold an oversight hearing on Trump's border wall construc… Continue Reading


02.07.20

NEXT WEEK: Full Committee Oversight Hearing to Address Insular Territories Budget Requests, Vote to Authorize Water Bills, Issuance of Subpoenas

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold a full Committee oversight hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 11, on the Department of the Interior's fiscal year 2021 budget request for the insular territories. Insular budgeting has remained stagnant for decades, which is increasingly untenable as damage from catastrophic natural disasters and the impacts of a stagnant economy demand increased resources. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Committee will hold a markup on several water bills and on… Continue Reading


02.04.20

NEXT WEEK: The House of Representatives Will Vote on the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act to Designate 1.3 Million Acres of Wilderness, New River Protections

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the House of Representatives will consider the Protecting America's Wilderness Act, a bill that includes six previously individual measures that provide lasting protections for key public lands and waters in Colorado, California, and Washington. The Protecting America's Wilderness Act designates approximately 1.3 million acres of public land as wilderness and incorporates more than 1,000 river miles into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Adva… Continue Reading


01.31.20

NEXT WEEK: Hearings on Bills to Protect the Boundary Waters, Preserve Tribal Lands and Improve Bison Management

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold two legislative hearings on Wednesday of next week. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will consider Rep. Betty McCollum's (D-Minn.) bill to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from hardrock mining, and the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will consider four tribal bills. The Committee's full schedule and witness lists are available below. As with all hearings and markups, thes… Continue Reading


01.10.20

NEXT WEEK: Full Committee Markup, Legislative Hearing on Sustainable Fisheries

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold a markup on Wednesday, Jan. 15. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, our Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on six bills that make our oceans and fisheries more sustainable in the face of manmade threats. The Committee's full schedule and witness lists are available below. As with all hearings and markups, these events are open to media and the public. The events will be livestreamed at http://facebook.com/nr… Continue Reading


12.16.19

TOMORROW: Chair Grijalva, Committee Democrats to Introduce Landmark Climate Change Legislation Slashing Emissions From Public Lands and Waters

Washington D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and several members of the Natural Resources Committee will lead a press conference at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to unveil their flagship legislation to fight the climate crisis. Members will discuss the legislation's importance and describe the path it provides to end our public lands' and waters' contribution to climate change by 2040. The landmark bill - authored by Grijalva and cosponsored by a team of Committee me… Continue Reading


12.09.19

Chair Grijalva, Rep. Haaland, Former BLM Administration Officials to Speak at Wednesday Press Conference on Forced Transfer of D.C.-Based Employees

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, will lead a press conference at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday morning at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the Trump administration's forced move of hundreds of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees to Grand Junction, Colo., and elsewhere across the West. Former BLM Director Bob Abbey and former BLM Deputy Director Henri Bi… Continue Reading


12.06.19

Chair Grijalva, Committee Democrats to Introduce Landmark Climate Change Legislation Slashing Emissions From Public Lands and Waters

Washington D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and several members of the Natural Resources Committee will lead a press conference at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to unveil their flagship legislation to fight the climate crisis. Members will discuss the legislation's importance and describe the path it provides to end our public lands' and waters' contribution to climate change by 2040. The landmark bill - authored by Grijalva and cosponsored by a team of Committee me… Continue Reading


11.15.19

NEXT WEEK: Full Committee Markup, Honoring Native American Heritage Month, Reviewing Report on Funding Shortfalls in Indian Country

Washington, D.C. - The Committee on Natural Resources will hold a full committee markup on 8 bills that protect important and iconic landscapes and the communities who rely on them, as well as an oversight hearing in the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States to investigate the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Broken Promises report - available at https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2018/12-20-Broken-Promises.pdf - and hear from tribal leaders whose communities have been betrayed by chro… Continue Reading

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