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Biden Deals Devastating Blows to Alaskan Communities, Tribes and Energy Security

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EMR Subcommittee

Today, the Biden administration announced decisions to limit energy resource development in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPR-A) and deny a permit for an access road to the Ambler mining district. "American families are struggling to keep the lights on and put fuel in their tanks, while Biden and the activists in his administration are blocking energy development in resources-rich Alaska....

Westerman Stands with Local Communities as Biden Bends to Radical Environmental Agenda

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Today, President Joe Biden announced another step in his 30x30 agenda to lock up America’s public lands and waters and remove public land access for local communities. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "President Biden, beholden to radical environmentalists, is blatantly ignoring input from local communities and hardw...

Committee Continues Investigating Biden Administration Migrant Encampment on National Park Service Property

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OI Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Tom Perez regarding the process of selecting Floyd Bennett Field within the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Area, to be used as a makeshift camp to house migrants. In part,...

Committee Examines Solutions for America's Offshore Energy Future

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Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on America's offshore energy reserves and future development. Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) issued the following statement in response: "The United States has an abundance of oil and gas reserves on the Outer Continental Shelf, yet the full potential of these resources remains inadequately understood. ...

BLM’s Final Rule Threatens Western Way of Life

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Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced its final so-called “Conservation and Landscape Health” rule that will fundamentally upend the agency's longstanding, statutory multiple use and sustained yield mandate and cede control of federal lands to wealthy elites and environmental extremists. "This devastating decision threatens the western way of life and is a slap in the face for local...

Committee Addresses Wildfire and Forest Management Crisis, Considers Solutions for Federal Forests

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NFPL Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of legislation to improve responsible forest management and protect communities from catastrophic wildfires. “Due to repeated mismanagement and years of neglect, our federal forests are in crisis. The bipartisan conversations we had in today’s hearing are an important step forward in our work to solve these i...

Committee Continues Work to Support Conservation, Domestic Energy Production and Wildlife

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Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee markup and favorably reported nine bills. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Today, we’re delivering proven solutions for wildlife habitat across the country. The House Committee on Natural Resources just passed the America's Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act, a landmark piec...

Biden’s Onerous New Ruling Makes It Even Harder to Produce American Energy

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a final rule to revise the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) oil and gas leasing regulations that will increase and create new regulatory fees and stifle energy development. "The Biden administration will stop at nothing to make American energy more expensive and more difficult to access in their tireless quest to chase unattainable campai...

Supporting Reliable and Affordable Energy in U.S. Territories

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing on promoting affordable and reliable energy sources for United States territories. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "Congress must ensure that territories are able to utilize the energy resources that best suit their specific needs and desires. Not just the energy ...

House Passes Bipartisan Bills Supporting Outdoor Recreation, Conservation, Tribes and Territories

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed 12 House Committee on Natural Resources bills with significant bipartisan support. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The bills passed in the House this week represent the product of extensive bipartisan work by my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and deliver commonsense solutions for Ame...

Biden's Border Crisis Brings Cartel Crime to Tribal Lands

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on how the Biden administration's failed border policies have allowed violent cartels to infiltrate and ravage rural tribal communities in remote locations far beyond America’s Southern border. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: “Joe Biden’s open border policies hav...

Examining the Devastating Impacts Biden’s Proposed Wildlife Refuge Management Plan Would Have on American Communities

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WOW Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries held an oversight hearing on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) proposed Biological Integrity, Diversity and Environmental Health (BIDEH) rule. Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) issued the following statement in response: “As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries, I have grave concerns about the pr...

House Passes Historic Bipartisan EXPLORE Act, Expands Outdoor Recreation Across America

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Today, the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. "Access to America's beautiful public lands and waters is part of what makes our country the greatest nation on earth. These incredible resources should be shared by all Americans, and expanding access and recreation opportunities is the kind...

Westerman Blasts ESA Rules That Reverse Critical Reforms

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WOW Subcommittee

Today, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) finalized three rules reversing Endangered Species Act (ESA) reforms made during the previous administrations. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The Biden administration continues to take two steps back without...

Amid Surging Crime, Committee Probes NPS Illegal Migrant Encampment

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OI Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) led a letter to National Park Service Director Charles Sams, requesting additional information on the migrant encampments at Floyd Bennett Field in light of the tragic murder of Laken Riley. In part, the members wrote: "University of Georgia s...