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  • House Passes Bills Promoting Land Exchanges, Heritage Sites
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3008 (U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R 6118 (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), H. Res. 792 (U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.), S. 245 (U.S. Sen. John Hoe... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 17, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “These bills improve how we manage our natural reso... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 6302 (Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich.), H.R. 1482 (Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Ind.), H.R. 3764 (Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5613 (Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), H.R. 6077 (Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), and H.R. 577 (Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.). H.R. 630... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Tony Tooke as New U.S. Forest Service Chief
    Press Release
    Aug 22, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Tony Tooke as the new U.S. Forest Service Chief: “Tony Tooke is an outstanding choice to head the Forest Service. He understands the challenges facing the agency and has the experience and expertise to improve forest health, exp... More
  • Chairman Hastings Supports Passage of Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act
    Floor Statements
    Apr 7, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of S. 404, the Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act. This important bipartisan legislation is similar to H.R. 908 that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Februa... More
  • Chairman Hastings Looks Ahead to 2014
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following statement at today’s Full Committee hearing previewing several activities and focuses for next year: “Before proceeding with today’s hearing, there are several general announcements that I would like to make regarding Committee busi... More
  • News Coverage of the ESA Field Hearings on Casper, Wyoming and Billings, MT
    Blog
    Sep 5, 2013 -
    On Wednesday, September 4th, the House Natural Resources Committee held two Full Committee field hearings in Casper, Wyoming and Billings, Montana on “State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West.” At these hearings, witnesses discussed how federal Endangered... More
  • Witnesses: Endangered Species Act Must be Improved to Better Protect both Species and Local Economies
    Press Release
    Sep 4, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held two Full Committee field hearings in Casper, Wyoming and Billings, Montana on “State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West.” At these hearings, witnesses discussed how federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) lis... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Natural Resources Committee Will Soon Begin Consideration of Several Wilderness Proposals
    Blog
    Jun 11, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings on the House floor today announced that the Committee next month will begin consideration of several proposals to designate new wilderness. Full statement: “While we are discussing public lands legislation, I would also like to inform the House that the Committee ... More
  • Utah Governor Herbert Emphasizes Success of Western States in Land Management
    Press Release
    May 21, 2013 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held an oversight hearing featuring testimony by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Chairman of the Western Governors’ Association. The hearing highlighted the challenges of western states regarding federal and state land management. At the hearing, Members ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 18, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Julian Hattem: “House GOP: Obama regs slowing oil-and-gas development” Oil and Gas Journal – Nick Snow: “States best qualified to regulate oil, gas, House panel told” Associated Press – Julie Carr Smyth: “Official testifies on Ohio fracking oversight” Gloucester ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Apr 11, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Pete Kasperowicz: "House votes 416-7 in favor of easing hydropower regs" Roll Call – Niels Lesniewski: "Interior Pick Moves Forward After Sage Grouse Dispute" New York Times – Matthew Wald: "New Solar Process Gets More Out of Natural Gas" Bonner County Daily Bee:... More
  • State vs. Federal Forest Land Management
    Resourceful Information
    Apr 10, 2013 -
    Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation will hold a legislative hearing on the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act. This bill would renew the federal government’s commitment to manage forest resources for the benefit of rural schools and counties by requiring active for... More
  • Chairman Hastings Reintroduces Legislation to Keep Cabin Fees Fair and Affordable
    Press Release
    Mar 14, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today introduced H.R. 1159, The Cabin Fee Act of 2013. The bill, which was passed by the House last year, would establish a fair, predictable fee-setting system for families who own cabins in our National Forests. Cabin owners have recently been faced with... More
  • House Approves Bipartisan Public Lands Package to Cut Bureaucratic Red Tape, Encourage Economic Growth, Create Jobs
    Press Release
    Jun 19, 2012 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, with a bipartisan vote of 232-188. This bipartisan package removes federal red tape to responsible, local economic development and job growth. It encourages tourism and recreation, promotes responsible use of our public land... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Floor Statement on Bipartisan Lands Package to Cut Federal Red Tape, Boost Economic Development
    Floor Statements
    Jun 19, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 2578, The Conservation and Economic Growth Act a package of 14 public lands bills that will cut federal red tape, boost economic development, protect the environment, and create ... More
  • Fact Check: Legislation Needed to Protect & Secure U.S. Border on Federal Lands
    Resourceful Information
    Jun 19, 2012 -
    Today, as part of the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, the House will consider a measure by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) to enhance border security on federal lands along the U.S. border. Title XIV is a common sense measure to ensure that Border Patrol has acce... More
  • Law Enforcement, Recreation, Farming and Ranching Organizations Say Border Security Legislation is Badly Needed
    Resourceful Information
    Jun 19, 2012 -
    Today, the House will consider the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, a package of fourteen Natural Resources Committee bills that will create new American jobs, grow the economy, and protect the environment. Title XIV of the package will include H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, leg... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Obama Administration's New Federal Forest Regulations Will Cost Jobs, Hurt Forest Health
    Press Release
    Jan 26, 2012 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s new forest planning rule that will determine how to manage 155 national forests and 20 grasslands: “Our national forests are a vital source of economic activity that support America... More
  • Law Enforcement Organizations, Property Rights Advocates and Agriculture Groups Call for Passage of Border Security Legislation
    Blog
    Jan 12, 2012 -
    Multiple national and local groups from across the country have come together to call for the passage of H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act. Led by National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), H.R. 1505 would prohibit the Department of the Interior (DO... More
  • Chairman Hastings’ Statement on Interior Department’s List of Proposed Conservation Lands and Wilderness Designations
    Press Release
    Nov 10, 2011 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings released the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s list of proposed Conservation Lands and Wilderness designations: “To date, Congress has designated over one hundred million acres of our public lands as Wilderness – an area larger than th... More
  • Associated Press: Lawmakers say environmental laws should be waived for Border Patrol operations
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 27, 2011 -
    Lawmakers say environmental laws should be waived for Border Patrol operations October 27, 2011 Associated Press Kevin Freking Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they’re hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge swaths of land because it falls under U.S. environmental protect... More
  • Subcommittee Reviews Slate of Wilderness and Public Land Bills
    Press Release
    Oct 25, 2011 -
    Today, the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a legislative hearing on eight bills related to Wilderness and public lands. The bills included measures to modify the boundaries of current federal land holdings, establish new Wilderness areas, and allow for the disposal of surplus federal... More
  • PILT Payments, Access to Federal Lands Vital to Rural Communities
    Press Release
    Oct 14, 2011 -
    The House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands today held an oversight hearing on “Payments in Lieu of Taxes” (PILT). Witnesses at the hearing underscored the importance of the program to rural communities with federally owned land, especially in the West, and the impact federal land management deci... More
  • House Committee on Natural Resources Final Recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Co-Chairs Hensarling and Murray
    Letters
    Oct 14, 2011 -
    Dear Co-Chairs Hensarling and Murray: The Natural Resources Committee is committed to addressing our Nation's record debt and deficit levels and doing its part to contribute to the Joint Select Committee's efforts to cut at least $1.5 trillion in federal govemment spending from Fiscal Year 2012 to Fiscal Year 2021. Our... More
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