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  • Minerals in Our Everyday Lives
    Blog
    May 15, 2013 -
    Today, the Full Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on 18 bills including legislation that will help develop critical and strategic minerals. Critical and strategic minerals are fundamental components of technologies and everyday items ranging from cell phones, building materials and motor vehicles to pe... More
  • Legislation Introduced to Protect and Expand Energy Production on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    May 15, 2013 -
    Members of the House Natural Resources Committee introduced two bills to protect and expand U.S. onshore energy production on federal lands. The bills would remove government roadblocks and hurdles that delay American energy production, promote production of our oil shale resources, and ensure that oil and natural gas ... More
  • Increased American Energy Production Helps Boost US Job Numbers
    Blog
    May 3, 2013 -
    Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed that U.S. energy production is a job creator. Employment in oil and natural gas production rose 4.3% in the last year. This can largely be attributed to new energy production on state and private lands, which are significantly out producing federally permitte... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 1, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Energy Guardian – Edward Felker: “House GOP to highlight support for fracking, nat gas exports” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Feds set to unveil hydraulic fracturing rule within weeks” National Journal – Amy Harder: “The U.S. Has Much, Much More Gas and Oil Than We Though... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 30, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: New York Times – John M. Broder: “New Interior Chief Savors a Steep Learning Curve” Oak Ridger – Donna Smith: “Manhattan Project Park bill moves on” Greenwire – Phil Taylor: “New House bill would allow Va. leasing, share revenues with states” The Hill – Julian Hattem: “Admi... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 19, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: E&E – John McArdle: “Administration's final ocean plan sparks Hill debate on whether it streamlines or burdens agencies” E&E – Phil Taylor: “House Republicans introduce bill to approve U.S.-Mexico transboundary agreement” Billings Gazette – Rob Chaney: “Tribal ownership, op... More
  • Spoiler Alert: Increased American Energy Production Helps Ease High Gasoline Prices
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 15, 2013 -
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, gasoline prices will average $3.63 a gallon this summer, six cents lower from last year’s summer driving season. One of the reasons behind this drop in gasoline prices is the recent increase in U.S. oil production – specifically on state and private lands in plac... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 15, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Los Angeles Times – Phil Willon: “Joshua Tree targeted by graffiti vandals using social media” The Philadelphia Inquirer – Sandy Bauers: "White-nose syndrome that kills bats continues to spread” Kansas City Star: “Will Obama establish 'Idaho's Yellowstone' as a national mon... More
  • Chairman Hastings Disappointed in Lack of Transparency at DOI, Renews Request for Info on Job Destroying Coal Regulation
    Press Release
    Mar 27, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressing disappointment at the Department’s lack of transparency and failure to respond to the Committee’s legitimate oversight questions surrounding OSM’s bizarre decision to rewrit... More
  • Chairman Hastings Letter to Secretary Salazar Regarding Stream Buffer Zone Rule Rewrite
    Letters
    Mar 27, 2013 -
    Dear Secretary Salazar: As you know, for more than two years the Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") has been conducting oversight on issues regarding the Department of the Interior's and the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement's ("OSM") handling of the decision to toss aside and ultimately r... More
  • Meet our Members: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
    Blog
    Mar 25, 2013 -
    Representing California's 1st District, located in the Northeast corner of the state, Congressman LaMalfa discusses his background in Agriculture and the variety of natural resources in his district. This year, in fact, Rep. LaMalfa's family celebrates 82 years in the rice farming business. See what Rep. LaMalfa has to... More
  • Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Importance of Increased Mining and Mineral Production for Job Creation, Economic Growth
    Press Release
    Mar 21, 2013 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “America’s Mineral Resources: Creating Mining and Manufacturing Jobs and Securing America,” combined with a legislative hearing on seven mining bills that will create jobs, streamline government red-tape, and make America less dependen... More
  • Local Business Owners Thankful for Job Creation Benefits of American Energy Production on Private and State Lands
    Press Release
    Mar 14, 2013 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices.” The hearing was an opportunity to hear from witnesses who own and operate businesses that have benefited from increased production of American ... More
  • Amid Renewed Lawsuits, Chairman Hastings Calls on Obama Administration to Answer Questions on Job Destroying Coal Regulation
    Press Release
    Feb 22, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to follow up on a more than two and a half year investigation into the Obama Administration’s decision to throw out the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone coal regulation, and write a new regulat... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Letter to Secretary Salazar Regarding the Stream Buffer Zone Rule Rewrite
    Letters
    Feb 22, 2013 -
    Dear Secretary Salazar: Two years ago you received the first in a series of letters asking for information and documents that would explain the deeply concerning decisions made by the Department and the Office of Surface Mining ("OSM") over the last few years related to the decision to discard nearly 5 years of rulemak... More
  • President Obama’s American Energy Logic: Block Energy Production in Area Specifically Established for Energy Production
    Press Release
    Feb 21, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released the following statement after the Department of the Interior finalized plans to lock up the majority of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) from energy production. “As gasoline prices continue to increase for the 34th day in a row,... More
  • Under President Obama’s Leadership, Permits to Drill on Federal Lands Take 30 Percent Longer to Approve
    Hot Air Alert
    Feb 13, 2013 -
    During last night’s State of the Union, President Obama claimed his Administration has been actively working to speed up Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs) for energy producers on federal lands: “That’s why my Administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits.” But facts are stubbo... More
  • Chairman Hastings Statement on Report Detailing Economic Benefits of Energy Production on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Feb 5, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after reviewing Dr. Joseph R. Mason’s report on the “Economic Effects of Immediately Opening Federal Lands to Oil and Gas Leasing: A Response to the Congressional Budget Office.” The report projects significant growth in jo... More
  • California could be next oil boom state
    Blog
    Jan 14, 2013 -
    Great CNN Money article today on the potential for an energy boom in California that would create jobs, boost the economy and bring much needed revenue to the state. "California is sitting on a massive amount of shale oil and could become the next oil boom state…Running from Los Angeles to San Francisco, California's M... More
  • Hastings Selected as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee
    Press Release
    Nov 28, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after the Republican Conference selected him to serve as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee in the 113th Congress: “I’m honored to have been selected by my Republican Colleagues to continue to serve as Chairman of ... More
  • Obama Administration American Energy Roadblocks Part 3: War on Coal
    Press Release
    Oct 25, 2012 -
    During President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, he declared one of his energy goals was to “bankrupt” the coal industry by making electricity prices “skyrocket.” That policy statement kick-started the President’s continuing war on coal miners, their families and the millions of Americans who rely on afford... More
  • Bipartisan House Tells President Obama to Stop the War on Coal
    Press Release
    Sep 21, 2012 -
    Today, the House of Representatives, by a bipartisan vote of 233-175 approved H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act, a package of five bills that will help end the Obama Administration’s war on coal that threatens thousands of American jobs and could increase the price of energy on millions of American families and s... More
  • Chairman Hastings: President Obama's War on Coal is Real
    Floor Statements
    Sep 20, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act: “Mr. Chairman, In his 2008 campaign, President Obama plainly declared the policies he supports would bankrupt American coal production... More
  • Committee Releases Report on Obama Administration's Job-Destroying Rewrite of Coal Production Regulation
    Press Release
    Sep 20, 2012 -
    The House Natural Resources Committee today released a report detailing information uncovered in its more than 18-month ongoing investigation into the Obama Administration’s rewrite of a coal production regulation, the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule. The report, entitled “President Obama's Covert and Unorthodox Efforts t... More
  • President Obama's Covert and Unorthodox Efforts to Impose New Regulation on Coal Mining and Destroy American Jobs
    Staff Reports
    Sep 20, 2012 -
    President Obama's Covert and Unorthodox Efforts to Impose New Regulation on Coal Mining and Destroy American Jobs More

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