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  • Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of Land Management
    Press Release
    Nov 16, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to help BLM partner with state and local governments to improve federal land management. I congratulate Brian and look forward... More
  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Improve Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3400, the bipartisan “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the bill lowers regulatory barriers to increase public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 289, the bipartisan “Guides and Outfitters Act” or “GO Act.” Introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the bill removes bureaucratic roadblocks that inhibit outdoor recreation and increases opportunities for all Americans to access and enjoy the nation’s federal lands. “I am very pleased that... More
  • Bishop Statement on Dan Love Employment Status
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the employment status of Senior Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Manager Dan Love: “The previous administration turned a blind eye to corruption and promoted a culture of mismanagement at the Department of the Interior. I applaud Interior for taking ... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Improve Transparency, Management of Federal Land Ownership
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2199, the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the bipartisan bill requires the Department of the Interior to create a publicly available register of federal real property to increase tra... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Facilitate Alaska's King Cove Land Exchange
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 218, the “King Cove Land Exchange Act.” Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), this bipartisan bill authorizes a land exchange to facilitate the construction of a road linking the City of King Cove to the City of Cold Bay to access a modern airport. “For too lon... More
  • Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's Bears Ears Announcement
    Press Release
    Jun 12, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to Interior Secretary Zinke's announcement related to the Trump Administration's ongoing review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act: “This is positive news for the State of Utah and local communities affected by the Bea... More
  • Panel Urges Passage of Locally Supported Land Bills to Promote Economic Development and Conservation
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on two bills to promote economic development, improve conservation and address targeted federal land management challenges. H.R. 2423, the “Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act,” (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT) fulfills a prom... More
  • Committee Passes Locally-Driven Utah Public Lands Initiative
    Press Release
    Sep 22, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on five bills including H.R. 5780 (Rep. Rob Bishop), the “Utah Public Lands Initiative Act.” This bill designates millions of acres of federal land for conservation and recreation; exchanges and consolidates certain federal and non-federal land; and provides... More
  • Locals Voice Strong, Bipartisan Support for Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5780 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, which designates and exchanges certain federal and non-federal land in the state of Utah for conservation, economic development, and recreational purposes. The bill, a historic... More
  • Bishop: National Park Service Centennial Serves as an Opportunity to Address Management Challenges
    Press Release
    Aug 25, 2016 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service: “Our national parks are a uniquely American concept. Unfortunately, 100 years after its inception, the National Park Service is encumbered by management failures. Lim... More
  • President’s Maine Monument Decree Subverts Representative Democracy to Advance Elite Special Interests
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2016 -
    Today, President Obama, despite opposition by Maine’s local residents and elected officials, unilaterally created a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The President is using the Centennial as a cover to subvert the w... More
  • BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule Crowds Out Local, State Voices in Favor of Special Interests
    Press Release
    Jul 7, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing to hear from state and local representatives on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) draft Planning 2.0 Rule. This draft rule would dramatically shift resource management planning away from local communities to bureaucrats in Washington,... More
  • New Royalty Valuation Methods Attack Responsible Energy Production on Federal and Tribal Lands
    Press Release
    Jun 30, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) released a final regulation on valuating royalties from oil, natural gas and coal produced on federal and tribal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Don't be fooled. This rule is not about 'protecting ta... More
  • Antiquities Act Abuse Heads East
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jun 25, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Antiquities Act Abuse Heads East By Rep. Rob Bishop Some say cultural trends start on the West Coast and make their way East, but one trend moving eastward is bad news for New Englanders. In my home state of Utah, the federal government owns 65 percent of the land. That is a problem. In the waning days of his a... More
  • Potential Monument Designation Met with Overwhelming Local Resistance at Field Hearing in the Maine North Woods
    Press Release
    Jun 1, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on “Elevating Local Voices and Promoting Transparency for a Potential Monument Designation in Maine.” The potential monument designation (“Maine North Woods") lacks support from local residents because it will limit recreational opportunities and... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Government Land Grab
    In Case You Missed It
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    The Obama Administration has spent years invading broad parts of the economy from finance to health care, but less noticed is the takeover of, well, actual land. Witness the standoff over a 50-year-old public land program that has devolved into a watering hole for seizing private property. The Land and Water Conservati... More
  • Bishop Response to WSJ Editorial on the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resource Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal: “One of the harshest things that a government can do is to take away a citizen’s land and home. The fact that for 50 years the Land and Water Conservation Fund has... More
  • Forest Mismanagement Causing Increasingly Catastrophic Wildfires, Devastating Impacts on Environment
    Press Release
    Apr 23, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on the devastating impacts of wildfire and the need to significantly increase forest management efforts on the National Forest System. “Over the past thirty years, we have seen an 80 percent reduction in timber harvested from our national forests – and ... More
  • Bishop Lauds Colorado Governor’s Effort to Push Back Against Obama Administration’s Flawed Gunnison Sage Grouse Listing Designation
    Press Release
    Feb 11, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today issued the following statement in support of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's (D) lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), to list the Gunnison sage grouse as a “Thre... More
  • Natural Resources Provisions Again Included Within NDAA
    Press Release
    Dec 3, 2014 -
    Bipartisan agreement has been reached on the natural resources provisions that will be included within this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House-Senate agreement supports American job creation and economic growth through a balanced approach to improve the management of our public lands and natura... More
  • Committee Passes Legislation to Ensure Predictable and Fair Cabin Fees for Americans in our National Forests
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2014 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 5476, the Cabin Fee Act of 2014, by unanimous consent. This bill, sponsored by Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), modifies the current cabin fee formula to make it more predictable and fair for families who own cabins in our National Forests. Many cabins in our Natio... More
  • Federal Land Managers Intimidation, Bullying Threaten Citizens Rights, Create a Hostile Environment
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations held an oversight hearing on “Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies.” This hearing continued Committee oversight into bullying by federal land management agencies and federal law enforcement agencies on private, state, ... More
  • GAO Audit of the National Environmental Policy Act Reveals Lack of Accountability and Transparency
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2014 -
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a comprehensive audit of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The audit found that the federal government does not have a system to track data and costs associated with performing NEPA reviews, NEPA delays are lengthy and vary agency to agency, and that... More
  • ICYMI: Federal Onshore Leasing and Permitting at Lowest Levels in Decades
    In Case You Missed It
    Apr 8, 2014 -
    This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new data showing that federal onshore oil and natural gas leases and permits are at the lowest levels in more than a decade. According to the data: BLM leased 1.2 million acres in 2013, down from 1.8 million acres leased the year before and the smallest area since... More
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