Press Releases

July 2019
Natural Resources Committee Passes Bill to Protect Chaco Canyon from Future Drilling – Vote Follows Field Hearing in April That Revealed Enormous Local Support
Natural Resources Committee Passes Grijalva Bills to Protect Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining, Remove Uranium From “Critical Minerals” List
Chair Grijalva on Expected Bureau of Land Management Move to Colorado: This is Industry Favoritism and Staff Cutting, Not Improving Public Service
In New Video, Local Voices From Coal Communities Highlight Human Costs of Relentless Coal Mining, Need for Real Economic Diversification
Chair Grijalva: Arrest of Several Leading Puerto Rican Officials is Troubling: “Gov. Rosselló Needs to Take Steps to Restore His Government’s Credibility”
As Trump Tries to Defend Environmental Record, Report by Chair Grijalva Assesses Environmental Damage Through Budget Cuts & Policy Giveaways
Chair Grijalva Pushes Interior Secretary for Answers on Trump’s Use of National Park Service Visitor Funds to Pay for Military Parade on Fourth of July
In Newly Submitted Comments, Chair Grijalva Raises Serious Environmental and Social Concerns With Proposed Construction of U.S.-Mexico Border Wall
Chair Grijalva, Ranking Member Bishop Seek Documents as Investigation of Alleged Human Rights Abuses by Wildlife Advocacy Groups Intensifies
Chair Grijalva, Rep. Lowenthal Release GAO Report on Industry’s Compliance With Fossil Fuel Royalties, Look Ahead to Taxpayer Protection Bill
June 2019
Chair Grijalva, Rep. McEachin Launch Historic Effort to Draft Environmental Justice Bill Based on Public Feedback at Environmental Justice Convening
Chair Grijalva Secures Major Wins on Uranium Mining, Border Environmental Impacts as House Passes Crucial Environmental Funding Bills
Chair Grijalva Pushes Interior Secretary to Explain Use of Public Lands Recreation Money as “Slush Fund” for Unauthorized Expenses, Questions Legality
Chair Grijalva, Rep. McEachin to Host Historic Environmental Justice Summit at U.S. Capitol With Hundreds of Participants From Across the Country
Chair Grijalva: New Draft NEPA Guidance on Greenhouse Gases Ignores Climate Risks, Shows Trump Admin Doesn’t Care How Many Disasters We Face
Committee Passes Landmark Bills Blocking Unpopular Offshore Drilling, Guaranteeing Full Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund
Chair Grijalva: Newly Reported Political Interference in Interior Department Responses to Freedom of Information Act “Dangerous, Calls for Oversight”
Rep. Van Drew, Chair Grijalva, Bipartisan Congressional Coalition Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Leading Democrats Urge Environmental Protections at Grand Canyon, Chaco Culture Historical Park as Trump Administration Considers More Extraction
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Chair Grijalva, Dem Lawmakers, Tribal Leaders and Advocates Call for Grand Canyon Protections Ahead of Wednesday Hearing
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