Press Releases

September 2019
NEXT WEEK: Full Committee Markup, Full Committee Joint Hearing, Several Legislative and Oversight Hearings
POSTPONED: Chair Grijalva Press Conference Scheduled for Friday at 12:15 p.m.
Natural Resources Committee Approves 16 Bills, Including Key Legislation to Protect Wildlife, Improve Ocean Mapping, Better Manage Fisheries
Chair Grijalva Blasts Trump Admin Handover of 560 Acres of Federally Protected Public Lands to Army Control for Border Wall Construction
Chair Grijalva, Rep. Lowenthal Release GAO Report on Taxpayer Exposure from Inadequate BLM Oil and Gas Bonds, Look Ahead to Hearing on Reform Bill
Chair Grijalva, Senator Udall Introduce Bill to Protect Endangered Species, Reverse Trump’s Changes That Will Add to Extinction Crisis
Chair Grijalva, Rep. Huffman Hosting One-Hour Livestreamed Conversation With Youth Climate Activists on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Chair Grijalva Hails Historic Passage of This Week’s Bills to Protect Coasts, Arctic Refuge From Drilling – “We Need a Better Way of Doing Things”
Chair Grijalva, Rep. Huffman Request Documents From Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on “Sharpiegate” Political Interference, Threats Against NOAA Staff
Chair Grijalva, Leading Democrats, Tribal and Conservation Advocates Holding Wednesday Press Conference on Impending Arctic Drilling Prevention Vote
Chair Grijalva Asks Inspector General to Expand Probe of DOI FOIA Handling to Include “Supplemental Awareness Review” for Top Political Appointees
Chair Grijalva Statement on New GAO Ruling That Trump Admin Illegally Moved Money During Government Shutdown
August 2019
Chair Grijalva on New Grand Staircase-Escalante Management Plan: “Never Mind the Law – The Trump Administration is Destroying Protected Places”
Chair Grijalva: President Trump’s Assault on Endangered Species Will Add to Extinction Crisis as a Favor to Industry
Chair Grijalva Statement on Report of Puerto Rican Accounting Firm’s Potential Document Destruction Amidst Calls for Investigation
Chair Grijalva, Rep. Velázquez Call on Puerto Rico Oversight Board to Investigate Accounting Firm’s Contracting Work Following Recent Indictment
Comprehensive New IG Report Highlights Urgent Need for Interior Dept. to Take Greater Action Against Sexual Harassment
July 2019
IG Investigation Requested by Chairs Grijalva, Cummings of Former Secretary Zinke’s Email Use is Now Part of Larger Justice Department Criminal Probe
Chair Grijalva, Rep. Lowenthal Push Interior Secretary for Documents as DOI Ignores Taxpayer Risks of Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Costs
Chair Grijalva and Leading Democrats Push Interior Secretary for Documents, Urge Arctic Leasing Pause Pending Investigation of Political Pressure
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