Media Advisories

08.31.21

House Natural Resources Committee Will Mark Up Reconciliation This Thursday – Links to YouTube Livestream, Written Explainers on How the Bill Works

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) announced today that the Natural Resources Committee will mark up its portion of the reconciliation budget plan this Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. The bill language is available at https://bit.ly/3t3Ce9G. The Committee today published a pair of explainers on Medium on how the bill raises money and how it allocates money for public benefit. Thursday Markup When: 10:00 a.m. Eastern time Watch Live: https://youtu.be/zir… Continue Reading


07.23.21

Livestreams Next Week: Toxic Mining on Tuesday, Federal Parity for U.S. Territories on Wednesday, Ocean Protection & Illegal Fishing Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, July 27 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources The Subcommittee, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold an oversight hearing titled The Toxic Legacy of the Mining Law of 1872. Hardrock mining is the top source of toxic pollution in the U.S., and the industry still operates under the long-outdated Mining Law of 1872. The law is irrelevant to modern mining practices and r… Continue Reading


07.16.21

Livestreams Next Week: Tribal Health Bills, Civilian Climate Corps on Tuesday, Conservation Agencies Budget Hearing on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, July 20 Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States The Subcommittee, led by Chair Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: • H.R. 442 (Young), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act • H.R. 3496 (Gallego), Urban Indian Health Providers Facilities Improvement Act Witnesses Sonya M. … Continue Reading


07.09.21

Livestreams Next Week: Natl. Forest Management & Restoration Bills on Tuesday, Climate Markup on Wednesday, Chemical Impacts on Salmon on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, July 13 Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands The Subcommittee, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2049 (Panetta), To amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to promote reforestation following unplanned events on Federal land, and for other purposes. Repairing Existing Pub… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Livestreams Next Week: Water Rights and Conservation Bills on Tuesday, Coal Ash Health Impacts in Puerto Rico, Vieques Compensation on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, June 29 Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife The Subcommittee, led by Chair Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1851 (Rep. Matthew Rosendale, R-Mont.), To establish a Federal cost share percentage for the Milk River Project in the State of Montana. St. Mary's Reinvestment Act. H.R. 1869 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), To amend th… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Livestreams Next Week: Ocean-Based Climate Legislation on Tuesday, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland In-Person Hearing on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, June 22 The full Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), will hold a legislative hearing on his Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act (H.R. 3764), which will include a discussion of multiple bills included in the larger vehicle. Grijalva introduced H.R. 3764 on June 8. The following bills are part of the agenda and are contained in whole or in part within the text of H.R. 3… Continue Reading


06.11.21

Livestreams Next Week: Natl. Heritage Areas, Coal Cleanup on Tuesday, Puerto Rico Political Status on Wed., Indian Country Infrastructure on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, June 15 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources The Subcommittee, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a hearing titled Environmental Justice for Coal Country: Supporting Communities Through the Energy Transition. The hearing will focus on the economic and environmental needs of communities previously focused on coal mining - from Appalachia to Wyoming to western Native… Continue Reading


06.04.21

Livestreams Next Week: DDT Dumping in the Pacific Ocean, Public Lands Legislative Hearing on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, June 8 Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands The Subcommittee, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will host a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3113 (Rep. Blake Moore), To require the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to digitize and make publicly avai… Continue Reading


05.21.21

Livestreams Next Week: Renewable Energy on Public Lands, Drought Conditions in the West, Public Lands Legislation, Committee Markup on Wednesday

Washington D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. Monday, May 24 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources On Monday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will host a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing titled "Expanding Clean Energy on Public Lands" to consider the following legislation: H.R. 3326 (Rep. Mike Levin) To promote the development of … Continue Reading


05.17.21

Livestreams This Week: Corporate Welfare for Oil and Gas Millionaires, Hearing on Bills to Codify Tribal Consultation, Prohibit Export of Sacred Objects

This advisory has been updated from its original version to include witnesses for Thursday's hearing. Washington D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events this week. Wednesday, May 19 Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Chair Katie Porter (D-Calif.), will hold a virtual, fully remote oversight hearing titled Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars and Corporate Welfare in the Oil and Gas Industry. The oil and … Continue Reading


05.07.21

Livestreams Next Week: Hearings on the Insular Cases, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Communities, Protecting Communities from Offshore Drilling

Washington D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Wednesday, May 12th Full Committee The full Committee, led by Vice Chair Gregorio Sablan (D-CNMI), will hold a legislative hearing on H. Res. 279, the "Insular Cases Resolution," which recognizes that the legal arguments used to deny rights and benefits to citizens living in U.S. territories are based on the discriminatory and unconstitutional principle of 'separate but equal.' The resolution, in… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Livestreams Next Week: Legislative Hearing on Coral Protection on Tuesday, Markup Continuation on Wednesday, Member Day Hearing on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, May 4 The Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, led by Chair Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), will host a legislative hearing to consider the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021 (H.R. 160) by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.). Experts widely expect coral reefs to be functionally extinct within the next century without dramatic and long overdue conservation measures. Intact coral reefs protect… Continue Reading


04.23.21

Livestreams Next Week: Full Committee Markup, Hearings on Public Lands Accessibility, Wildlife Trafficking, Wildfire Preparedness During Climate Change

This has been updated to accurately reflect the timing of the Wednesday markup. Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding four livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, April 27 The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Chair Katie Porter (D-Calif.), will host an oversight hearing titled Accessibility for People with Disabilities on National Parks and Public Lands. People with disabilities can get a free, lifetime Access Pass for any parks or public lands tha… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Livestreams Next Week: Offshore Wind Job Creation on Tuesday, Native American Infrastructure and Public Lands Bills on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed hearings next week. Tuesday, April 20 Offshore Wind Legislative Hearing The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a legislative hearing titled Building Back Better: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs Through Offshore Wind. The event will focus on the economic potential of the burgeoning offshore wind industry, with a focus on three bills: H.R. 998 (Rep.… Continue Reading


04.08.21

Livestreams Next Week: Hearings on Oak Flat, Puerto Rico Political Status, and Orphaned Wells Cleanup

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed hearings next week. Tuesday, April 13 The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP), led by Chair Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) will host a legislative hearing on Chair Raúl M. Grijalva's Save Oak Flat Act bill to permanently protect the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest from destructive mining proposals. H.R. 1884 (Rep. Grijalva), To repeal section 3003 of the Carl Le… Continue Reading


03.19.21

Livestreams Next Week: Building Back Better on Public Lands, COVID in Indian Country on Tuesday; Insular Infrastructure and Economy on Wednesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, March 23 National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee Hearing The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a hearing titled Building Back Better: Examining the Future of America's Public Lands. The event will focus on the economic potential of restoring and conserving public lands; policy options to mitigate the im… Continue Reading


03.12.21

Livestream Next Week: Hearing on Abandoned Mine Cleanups, Economic Revitalization Strategies for Rural America Next Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding one livestreamed event next week. Thursday, March 18 The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a hearing titled Restoring Abandoned Mine Lands, Local Economies, and the Environment on the following bills: H.R. 1146 (Rep. LaHood), Community Reclamation Partnerships Act H.R. 1733 (Rep. Cartwright), Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities an… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Livestreams Next Week: Hearing on Fossil Fuel Industry Reform Bills on Tuesday, Hearing on Infrastructure Rebuilding on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, March 9 The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1492 (Rep. Diana DeGette), Methane Waste Prevention Act H.R.1503 (Rep. Mike Levin), Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act H.R. 1505 (Rep. Alan Lowenthal), Bonding Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act H.R. 1… Continue Reading


02.26.21

Livestream Next Week: Hearing on Insular Area Climate Change Act on Thursday, March 4

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding one livestreamed event next week. Thursday, March 4 The full Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), will hold a legislative hearing to consider a discussion draft of the Insular Area Climate Change Act. U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States - also known as U.S.-affiliated Insular Areas - are at the front lines of the climate change crisis. In recent years, some territories have experienced major natural … Continue Reading


02.25.21

Livestream This Friday: Black Americans’ Contributions to Ocean Conservation Science and Chances to Expand Representation in the Field

Washington, D.C. - House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a livestreamed online forum on Friday, Feb. 26, as part of a celebration of Black History Month to highlight Black Americans' contributions to ocean conservation science and discuss opportunities to expand representation in the field. The event will be livestreamed at the links below. Grijalva and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), authors of the Environmental Justice for All Act, will lead the… Continue Reading

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