Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on California energy and the drastic increase in foreign oil imports. The state has significant opportunities for energy production, including California’s Monterey Shale that the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that contains over 15 billion barrels of oil. However, as the infographic below… Read more »
Today at a Full Committee hearing, Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell testified that the Department’s programs and activities support millions of jobs and generate billions in revenue. While this is true, the Secretary failed to acknowledge the millions of jobs and billions in revenue that could be created if the Administration didn’t impose burdensome red-tape and… Read more »
California’s Central Valley is the state’s agriculture hub, producing over 360 products. California is the sole producer of more than 13 fruits, vegetables and nuts including walnuts, olives, clingstone peaches and sweet rice. California is also the nation’s largest dairy producer with over 1/5th of the Nation’s dairy. Years of man-made drought coupled with this year’s lack of… Read more »
Today, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. This bipartisan package of bills seeks to protect hunting and fishing activities on public lands and protect the use of traditional ammunition and fishing tackle.
This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by the Republican and Democrat Chairs of the Congressional… Read more »
Today, the House of Representatives will consider of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act. Over 27 groups from across the country are calling for passage of this bipartisan legislation that protects American jobs and prohibits the Interior Department from enforcing federal hydraulic fracturing regulations in any state that already has in… Read more »
Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act, legislation to protect American jobs and energy production by limiting the Obama Administration’s ability to impose duplicative federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing. Learn more about how the use of hydraulic fracturing is turning the U.S. into a world energy… Read more »
While President Obama prepares to deliver yet another speech on the economy today, Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee have been advancing legislation to put Americans back to work and unlock access to our U.S. energy resources. Expanding American energy production, both onshore and offshore, is one of the best ways to create over a million new jobs and spur economic… Read more »
National forests are in an unhealthy and dangerous state resulting in larger and more intense wildfires. In 2012, wildfires burned 9.3 million acres, while the U.S. Forest Service only harvested approximately 200,000 acres.
This means that 44 times as many acres burned as were responsibly harvested and restored. According to the U.S. Forest Service, 65-82 million acres of Forest Service… Read more »
Twenty five groups from across the country are calling for passage of Republican legislation to expand American energy production. From groups focused on economic development to seniors issues to fiscal conservatism, these organizations have come together to support H.R. 2231, the Offshore and Energy Jobs Act, which could create 1.2 million jobs long-term and generate $1.5 billion in new… Read more »
While the average time to get a permit to drill approved on state lands is 12-15 days, according the Bureau of Land Management the average time to get a permit approved on federal lands is a whopping 307 days.
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