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  • 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
  • Bishop Statement on Regulation of Utah Prairie Dogs Under the Endangered Species Act
    Press Release
    Aug 22, 2017 -
    Today, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulation of Utah prairie dogs on non-federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Utahns have proven they can maintain prairie dogs. The only thing impeding the state is federal meddling. I appreciate Direct... More
  • Bishop Statement on U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s Retirement
    Press Release
    Aug 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s retirement. “Chief Tidwell has been an advocate for improving the health, resiliency and economic benefits of our national forest system. On a personal level, I am sad to see him go. His time working in Utah... More
  • Letter: Members Call on Secretary Zinke to Include all OCS Lands in the Development of New Offshore Leasing Plan
    Press Release
    Aug 16, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and 118 additional Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary Zinke requesting the Department of the Interior to include consideration of all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands in the development of a new National Outer Continental S... More
  • Bishop Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order
    Press Release
    Aug 15, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive order on establishing accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects. “It’s encouraging to have a president who understands that regula... More
  • Bishop Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals Decision on Freeport LNG Export Terminal
    Press Release
    Aug 15, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a unanimous opinion that the U.S. Department of Energy conducted appropriate review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in its approval of the Freeport LNG export terminal project. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Tod... More
  • Bishop Statement on Rescindment of Federal Coal, Oil and Gas Valuation Rule
    Press Release
    Aug 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) rescinded the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This rescindment is another important step by the Trump administration to position... More
  • Bishop Statement on Gray Wolf Court Ruling
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Federal appeals court ruling concerning protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “When science-based recovery criteria are met and environmental litigants can still drag the federal government t... More
  • Bishop Statement on Legislation Introduced to Enhance Border Security on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Jul 28, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced the Border Security for America Act. The bill includes a provision by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) preventing federal agencies from impeding U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) activities pertaining to illegal border crossings on... More
  • Subcommittee Discusses Bills to Bring Certainty to Mining Industry
    Press Release
    Jul 27, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on three bills to bring greater certainty to the mining industry and shield economic development and energy projects from politically motivated actions. “[T]he effects [of the Obama Administration’s coal moratorium] were felt most by the... More
  • Committee Passes Bills to Spur Private Investment in Water Infrastructure, Increase Federal Transparency
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3281 (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act,” and H.R. 2371 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-AZ), the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act.” H.R. 3281 streamlines the process of transferr... 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
  • Bishop Statement on Formal WOTUS Withdrawal
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers formally proposed the withdrawal of the Waters of the U.S. Rule in the Federal Register. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This long-overdue withdrawal is a win for farmers, states, communities and private property righ... More
  • Committee Passes Rep. Thompson’s Bill to Protect Private Mineral Rights
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2316 (Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-PA), the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017.” This bill clarifies the repeatedly upheld decision by federal courts to protect the rights of private mineral owners in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). “Thi... More
  • Bishop, Wyden Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced H.R. 3400, the “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” H.R. 3400 promotes increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal lands and boost rural economies across the country. “Cumbersom... More
  • Committee Passes Pair of Bills to Benefit Utah Communities
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a pair of bills upholding unfulfilled promises made by the federal government benefitting Utah comminutes: H.R. 2582 (Rep. Mia Love, R-UT), the “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act,” and H.R. 2423 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT), the “Washington County, Utah,... More
  • Bishop Statement on Interior's Decision to Rescind Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its plan to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud Secretary Zinke and his team for their work in returning the Department, it’s sub-agencies and bureaus to their... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Confirmation of Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior: “Deputy Secretary Bernhardt has long been a champion of issues within the jurisdiction of the Committee from tribal sovereignty to water abundance. Havi... More
  • House Passes King Cove Road Land Exchange Act
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 218, the “King Cove Road Land Exchange Act” (Rep. Don Young, R-AK), legislation to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 248-179. “This is truly an issue of life or death for the residents of the isolated commu... More
  • Panel Seeks Innovative Approaches to Spur Vibrant Domestic Mining Industry
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing “Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining.” “Hardrock mining on federal land in the United States has a storied past, a challenging present and multiple needs for reform,” Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said... More
  • Members Discuss Bill to Bring Much Needed Reforms to the Endangered Species Act
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2017 -
    Today, the Full Committee held a legislative hearing on five bills, most of which have advanced with bipartisan support, to reform and improve the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bills work to empower states, ensure data transparency, improve listing and delisting processes, and discourage costly litigation that dive... More
  • Committee Calls for Improved Science, Local Flexibility and Regulatory Certainty in Magnuson-Stevens
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing examining the successes and needed updates to the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). Passed in 1976, MSA is the primary law governing fisheries in federal waters. The law requires federal fishery managers to impose an annual catch limit on both commercial and r... More
  • Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Bill to Foster Robust Domestic Helium Market
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2017 -
    Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) introduced H.R. 3279, the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017.” The bill authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to lease federal land for the purpose of helium production under the same lease terms as oil and gas. “Facilitating a robust domestic helium market will spur job creation, promote ma... More
  • Committee Reviews Economic Ripple Effect of Greater Alaska Oil and Gas Development
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on onshore oil and gas development in Alaska. Panel members highlighted the many benefits for Alaska and the Lower 48 if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) were opened for responsi... More
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Lands Bills to Benefit Local Communities Burdened by Federal Roadblocks
    Press Release
    Jul 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on three targeted bills that facilitate locally supported transfers or exchanges of certain federals lands to improve public land access and benefit local communities, and a bill to authorize the establishment of the National Global War on Terrorism Me... More
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Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Tony Tooke as New U.S. Forest Service Chief

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 Ser...... Read more

Bishop Statement on Regulation of Utah Prairie Dogs Under the Endangered Species Act

Today, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulation of Utah prairie dogs on non-federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Utahn...... Read more

Bishop Statement on U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s Retirement

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s retirement. “Chief Tidwell has been an advocate for improving the health, resiliency an...... Read more

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