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  • Federal Agencies’ Selective Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act
    Jul 30, 2015 -
    Replay the Environmental Protection Agency’s apparent disregard for the Endangered Species Act requirements through the very animals they are affecting. The EPA thought they had it all figured out. They were going to shut down some power plants, solidify the President’s climate legacy, and nothing was going to stand in... More
  • H.R. 2898: The Bill Where Everybody Wins
    Jul 15, 2015 -
    The current regulatory framework for water in the West is wrought with twists, turns, obstacles, and wasted resources. Follow the path and find how H.R. 2898, The Western Water and American Food Security Act, provides relief from challenges caused by inconsistent laws, court decisions, and regulations at the state and ... More
  • How H.R. 2647 Solves Five Causes of Catastrophic Wildfires
    Jul 7, 2015 -
  • Chairman Rob Bishop on Hugh Hewitt
    May 15, 2015 -
  • The Top 10 Ways the ESA is outdated, as told by other outdated things from 1973
    May 14, 2015 -
    On the 10th annual Endangered Species Day, we're taking a look back at all of the ways the Endangered Species Act is stuck in the 70s, as told by other things that happened (and are no longer relevant) in 1973. P.S. There's a bonus you won't want to miss. 1. It is not recovering species The Endangered Species Act (ESA)... More
  • Thinking about skipping the Natural Resources Subcommittees’ Budget Hearings?
    Mar 13, 2015 -
    1. Itchy Palms – According to the superstition, if the right hand itches, money is coming in, but if the left hand itches money is going out. The Administration's budget request for the U.S. Department of the Interior includes millions of new taxpayer dollars, so there will definitely be some cash flow. Tune in to see ... More
  • House Natural Resources Committee Accomplishments for the 113th Congress
    Dec 22, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Accomplishments for the 113th Congress Click here to view ### More
  • ICYMI: Wall Street Journal OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class
    Apr 23, 2014 -
    OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class Josh Mandel Wall Street Journal In American high schools, it is becoming increasingly hard to defend the vanishing of shop class from the curriculum. The trend began in the 1970s, when it became conventional wisdom that a four-year college degree was essential. As Fo... More
  • What would you ask Interior Secretary Sally Jewell?
    Mar 31, 2014 -
    Click on the 'Comment' link and post your question to the Secretary here. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'sc... More
  • FOX News: Farmers Rally to End Man-Made Drought
    Mar 21, 2014 -
    Wednesday, March 19th the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight field hearing in Fresno, CA on "California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions." This field hearing is designed to focus on the need to resolve differences in order to bring immediate and long-term water ... More
  • In Case You Missed It - Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns
    Mar 14, 2014 -
    Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns Washington Examiner March 13, 2014 When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal ... More
  • ICYMI - Fox News: "Domestic energy execs ask Congress for help in hiring vets"
    Feb 26, 2014 -
    Domestic energy execs ask Congress for help in hiring vets, including changes to GI Bill By Fox News 2/26/14 U.S. energy executives asked Congress on Wednesday to consider reworking the GI Bill and to take other steps to better connect the legions of job-seeking military veterans with tens of thousands of high-paying j... More
  • ICYMI: Fox News Highlights Need for California Drought Legislation
    Feb 3, 2014 -
    This week the House will consider H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, introduced by the Republican California delegation, addresses the emergency drought in California by restoring some water supplies San Joaquin Valley Farmers. The lack of rainfall has exacerbated the man-made dr... More
  • The Importance of Coal in America’s Energy Portfolio
    Jan 15, 2014 -
    America can count on reliable and affordable electricity from coal for the foreseeable future. This will only happen if the Obama Administration stops its constant attacks on this abundant resource. In 2013, coal provided America with 40% of America’s electricity while providing countless direct and indirect jobs. Many... More
  • NEW Study Shows Job & Economic Surge from Increased Offshore Energy Production
    Dec 5, 2013 -
    A new study released today shows that increasing America’s offshore energy production in the mid and south Atlantic will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and drastically grow America’s economy. “Today’s study further confirms that increased offshore energy production will create American jobs, spur economic gr... More
  • Chairman Hastings Speaks at the 49th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Dec 3, 2013 -
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  • Hydraulic Fracturing: The Key to American Energy, Jobs
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Shale oil and natural gas activity contributed over 1.7 million jobs in 2012 and will increase by over 45% to almost 2.5 million jobs in 2015. 500,000 non-oil and natural gas manufacturing jobs are supported by shale oil and natural gas. The Obama Administration's proposed federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing w... More
  • Rallying Against the Obama Administration's War on Coal
    Oct 29, 2013 -
    Today, Chairman Hastings addressed coal miners from across the country at the “Rally for American Energy Jobs” in Washington D.C. to send a message to the Obama Administration to STOP the war on coal, coal jobs, and reliable and affordable electricity. Since taking office, President Obama has made his contempt for coal... More
  • ICYMI: A look into Magnuson-Stevens with On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
    Sep 16, 2013 -
    Last week, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren took a look at Northeastern fishermen whose businesses have been affected by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources held a hearing on the "Re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act" where witnesses calle... More
  • News Coverage of the ESA Field Hearings on Casper, Wyoming and Billings, MT
    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
  • National Preparedness for Wildfires Moved to Highest Level
    Aug 23, 2013 -
    This week the National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group raised the National Preparedness Level to 5, its highest level indicating high fire activity with increasing threats. The last time the National Preparedness Level was raised to 5 was July 1, 2008 and remained at this highest level for 22 days. A raised preparednes... More
  • ICYMI: NBC Nightly News on Recent Western Wildfires
    Aug 21, 2013 -
    Last week, NBC Nightly News highlighted the wildfires burning throughout the United States. There are currently 39 fires in 11 states. The map below shows location and proximity of the current fires. This year is on track to be a record year for wildfires. Watch Here: More
  • How Hydraulic Fracturing Can Help Lower Gasoline Prices
    Aug 9, 2013 -
    In a recent article in The Atlantic, Karl Smith from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, explains how hydraulic fracturing could help end gasoline price volatility. Hydraulic fracturing allows the development of oil reserves that have previously been unreachable with other forms of energy exploration. While... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Associated Press – Matthew Daly: “Report: Wildlife agency ignored whistle-blowers” Tri-City Herald – Geoff Folsom: “Franklin County farmer testifies in Washington, D.C., to protect bladderpod” Capital Press – Tim Hearden: “Hastings bill aims to improve forest management, pre... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Aug 1, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “House panel votes to block Interior’s ‘fracking’ rule” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “GOP advances bill to block federal fracturing rules” Durango Herald – Joe Hanel: “Tipton’s healthy-forest bill makes it through House panel” Missoulian – Rob Chaney:... More

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