By: Tom Wathen and Marcia Argust
There comes a time when homeowners can no longer ignore the leaky roof, broken heating and A/C unit, outdated plumbing system, or sagging floorboards in their house.
Congress seems to be reaching this point with the much-needed repairs within national park units across the country — a list that has led to a backlog of deferred maintenance… Read more »
By: Annette Cary
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has set a field hearing in Pasco to focus on the economic benefits provided by the Columbia and Snake river dams.
The Sept. 10 hearing was scheduled at the request of Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.
It continues the tradition of retired Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who organized a field hearing on the same… Read more »
By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue
Rep. Rob Bishop talks with Susan Combs, Interior Department's assistant secretary for policy, while touring the roof of the James V. Hansen Federal Building in Ogden on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.
A top Interior official toured Ogden Tuesday, marveling at the painted horse statues, the multiple flower… Read more »
By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is bringing his U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources to the state next week to convene a field hearing in Roosevelt and to tour the Ogden area with a top Interior official overseeing the agency's reorganization.
Susan Combs, acting assistant secretary for policy, management and budget at the Department of the… Read more »
By: Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah)
Charred landscapes, torched buildings and the loss of property and life. These are the consequences of massive wildfires. Most Americans in the Eastern United States aren’t acquainted with this type of destruction. However, these scenes are all too familiar for those of us who live in the West.
Congress and the U.S. Forest… Read more »
By: Dep. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt
The Washington Post
A modern vision of conservation is one that uses federalism, public-private partnerships and market-based solutions to achieve sound stewardship. These approaches, combined with sensible regulations and the best available science, will achieve the greatest good in the longest term.
Last month, the Trump… Read more »
By: U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
Years of increasing visitation and flat funding have left many of our national parks full of potholes, crumbling bridges, leaky water pipes and faltering power grids. Our parks have been “loved to death,” as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke quipped a few months ago. While this is a good problem to have, it’s… Read more »
By Matthew Daly
The Associated Press
In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.
In an email to Congress, a top Pentagon official said the proposal could help avoid any… Read more »
By Miranda Green
The Department of Defense is clarifying its stance on a controversial amendment in the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep a species of bird from being listed as endangered in the next ten years.
In a statement Thursday the DOD walked back previous recommendations that leaked Wednesday that appeared to show the agency was against… Read more »