Media Advisories

04.08.21

Livestreams Next Week: Hearings on Oak Flat, Puerto Rico 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


02.16.21

NEXT WEEK: The House of Representatives Will Vote on Package of Bills to Protect the Grand Canyon, Recognize Wilderness and Enhance Outdoor Recreation

Washington, D.C. - Next week, the House of Representatives will consider the Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act, a bill that includes eight previously individual measures that provide lasting protections for key public lands and waters in Arizona, Colorado, California, and Washington. The Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act designates approximately 1.49 million acres of public land as wilderness and incorporates more than 1,000 river miles into the National … Continue Reading


12.07.20

Livestream This Week: Environmental Justice Forum in Appalachia – Speakers Will Highlight Regional Benefits of Environmental Justice for All Act

Washington, D.C. - The Committee is holding a livestreamed forum on environmental justice in Appalachia on Dec. 9. Environmental Justice Forum Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a livestreamed forum titled Environmental Justice Now Tour: Appalachia as part of his ongoing initiative with Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) to highlight the community impacts of environmental damage and build support for their Environmental Justice for All Act. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introd… Continue Reading


10.16.20

Chair Grijalva, Chair Castor, Group of Endorsers Will Unveil “Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act” at Oct. 20 Press Conference

Washington, D.C. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a press conference on Oct. 20 to unveil his Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, a landmark effort to address the ocean impacts of climate change and reform federal ocean management to better account for climate mitigation. The event will feature Chair Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and a range of bill endorsers. Reporters interested in participating should RSVP to adam.sarvana@mail.hous… Continue Reading


10.09.20

Livestreams Next Week: Wednesday Forum on Offshore Drilling Ban, Thursday Hearing on Environmental Justice and Grantmaking Disparities

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. Wednesday, Oct. 14 The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, led by Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), will hold a forum titled The Threat of Offshore Drilling and the Need for a Permanent Federal Ban. The Trump administration has been determined to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to destructive offshore oil and gas drilling and originally proposed to lease more than 90 percent of the… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Livestreams Next Week: Forum on Impacts of Climate Change in the Arctic on Monday, Hearing on Interior’s Oil and Gas Royalty Cuts on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two livestreamed events next week. Monday, Oct. 5 On Monday, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, led by Chairs Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), respectively, will hold a Democratic forum titled The Melting Arctic: Climate Change Impacts on People and Wildlife. The event will focus on the human and environmental impacts of climate change in the A… Continue Reading


09.28.20

Livestreams This Week: Law Enforcement Body Camera Policies on Tuesday, Markup on Wednesday, Environmental Justice Hearing on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events this week. Tuesday, Sept. 29 On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Chair TJ Cox (D-Calif.), will hold a hearing titled Police Cameras at the Department of the Interior: Inconsistencies, Failures, and Consequences. The event will look at excessive use of force and the use of cameras by federal law enforcement agents under the Department of the Interior, including the fatal 2017… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Tomorrow’s Scheduled Committee Hearing on the Future of Puerto Rico’s Political Status Will Be Postponed to a Later Date to Be Announced

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is postponing Friday's scheduled hearing on the future of Puerto Rico's political status until a later date to be announced. The extraordinary level of public interest in offering testimony has created the need to evaluate the best way to include stakeholder input while maintaining the hearing's objective, fact-finding purpose. This Committee is seeking the best available information on non-territory status options for Puerto Rico and recommenda… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Livestreams Next Week: Hearings on Trump’s Energy Failures, Salton Sea Protection, Tribal Bills, Puerto Rico Status – Forums on Environmental Justice

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee will hold six livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, Sept. 22 The Committee is hosting two events on Tuesday. Hearing on Trump's renewable energy failures Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will lead a subcommittee hearing titled Trump Administration Broken Promises on Renewable Energy. The event will focus on the Trump administration's empty promises for an "all of the above" en… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Livestreams Next Week: DOI Diversity Hearing on Thursday, Environmental Justice for All Act Events on Thursday and Friday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week. Thursday, Sept. 17 The Committee is hosting two events on Sept. 17. Environmental Justice Forum Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a livestreamed forum titled Environmental Justice Now Tour: Louisiana - Cancer Alley as part of his ongoing initiative with Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) to highlight the community impacts of environmental damage and build support for their Envir… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Livestreams Next Week: Environmental Justice on Tuesday, Pendley’s Unfitness for Office on Wednesday, Native American School Reopenings on Thursday

This has been updated to reflect a rescheduled time for the SCIP hearing. Washington, D.C. - The House Natural Resources Committee will hold three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, Sept. 8 On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a livestreamed forum titled Environmental Justice Now Tour: New Mexico as part of his ongoing campaign with Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) to build support for their Environmental Justice for All Act. The bill continues to gather … Continue Reading


08.24.20

Chair Grijalva Leading Online Forum Thursday in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley – Part of National Online Tour to Promote “Environmental Justice for All Act”

This online version corrects an error in the original release. The event is at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, not 3:30 p.m. Tucson, Ariz. - Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead an online forum on environmental justice and public health in Louisiana's Cancer Alley region this Thursday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. The event is part of Grijalva's ongoing national virtual tour to build support for the Environmental Justice for All Act, which he and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) intr… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Livestreams This Week: Markup on Wednesday, Environmental Justice Roundtable With Michigan Organizations on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is holding two more livestreamed events this week, in addition to the just-concluded hearing on the Lafayette Square crackdown of June 1. Wednesday, July 29 On Wednesday, July 29, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a full Committee markup of the following bills. S. 294 (Sen. Udall), A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation com… Continue Reading


07.24.20

Livestream Next Week: Acting U.S. Park Police Chief, District of Columbia National Guard Major Will Testify on June 1 Lafayette Square Police Crackdown

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, July 28, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a full Committee hearing titled Unanswered Questions About the U.S. Park Police's June 1 Attack on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square. This is the second hearing in the Committee's ongoing investigation into the events of June 1, when multiple federal law enforcement agencies - under supervision of the U.S. Park Police (USPP), part of the Interior Department - beat and tear-gassed unarmed, peaceful pro… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Livestreams Next Week: Confederate Monuments on Tuesday, Tribal Health and Veterans Care on Wednesday, Future of Puerto Rico Energy on Thursday

Washington, D.C. - The Natural Resources Committee is hosting three livestreamed events next week. Tuesday, July 21 On Tuesday, July 21, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, will lead a hearing titled Monumental Decisions: A Long Overdue Reckoning With Racist Symbols on Our Public Lands on the following bills. H.R. 970 (Rep. Anthony Brown), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for the removal of the monument … Continue Reading

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