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Full Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing Examining Energy Production on Federal Lands vs. State and Private Lands

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The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee oversight hearing on Wednesday, April 17th to examine the difference in energy production and permitting on federal lands versus state and private lands. While energy production on state and federal lands is flourishing, regulatory red tape and bureaucratic hurdles imposed by the Obama Administration are hindering energy…

Chairman Hastings Announces Full Committee Meeting to Consider Motion to Authorize Issuance of Subpoenas

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On Wednesday, August 1st the Natural Resources Committee will meet to consider a motion to authorize Chairman Hastings to issue subpoenas for five Interior Department officials, and others as may be necessary, to appear before the Committee to give testimony and answer questions. The agenda will also include the markup of a limited number of legislative bills to be reported to the House…

DOI Acting Inspector General Called to Testify Before Full House Natural Resources Committee

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House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today invited the Department of the Interior’s Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall to testify at a Full Committee hearing on Thursday, August 2nd titled “Oversight of the Actions, Independence and Accountability of the Acting Inspector General of the Department of the Interior.” Click here to read the invite letter. The…

Interior Department Officials Called to Publicly Answer Questions on Gulf Drilling Moratorium at Full Committee Hearing

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On Wednesday, July 25th the Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing on “Investigation of President Obama’s Gulf Drilling Moratorium: Questioning of Key Department of the Interior Officials.” Due to the Department of the Interior’s failure to comply with an official Congressional subpoena issued in April for documents on the decision to impose the drilling moratorium…

Full Committee to Markup Energy Jobs and Revenue Portion of American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

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On Wednesday, February 1st the Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee markup on the energy portion of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act, legislation to link new American energy production with high-priority infrastructure projects. The bill will remove government barriers to American energy production, creating over a million new American jobs, lowering…

Full Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Endangered Species Act Litigation

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On Tuesday, December 6th the Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee oversight hearing on “The Endangered Species Act: How Litigation is Costing Jobs and Impeding True Recovery Efforts.” “This hearing is the first of many that the Natural Resources Committee will hold to examine both the strengths and weaknesses of the Endangered Species Act. It has been over two decades…

Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Four Bills to Expand American Energy Production, Create New American Jobs

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On Friday, November 18, 2011, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on four bills to expand American onshore and offshore energy production and create new American jobs. The hearing will include the American-Made Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act to be introduced by Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and the Alaskan Energy for American Jobs Act to be…

Energy and Minerals Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Obama Administration’s Proposed Rule to Block Coal Mining, Destroy Jobs

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On Friday, November 4th, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on “Jobs at Risk: Waste and Mismanagement by the Obama Administration in Rewriting the Stream Buffer Zone Rule.” The Subcommittee previously held an oversight hearing on the issue in Charleston, WV, where Committee members heard from locals whose jobs and livelihoods are being threatened due to…

Full Committee to Examine Lingering Economic Impacts One Year After President Obama’s Official Gulf Moratorium Lifted

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On Wednesday, October 12th the House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a Full Committee oversight hearing on “One Year after President Obama’s Gulf of Mexico 6-Month Moratorium Officially Lifted: Examining the Lingering Impacts on Jobs, Energy Production and Local Economies.” “Nearly a year ago, the Obama Administration lifted its official offshore moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico…

Chairman Hastings: Committee to Hold Prompt Hearing on BOEMRE/Coast Guard Spill Report

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On Friday, September 23rd, the Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee oversight hearing on the final report of the BOEMRE/U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team. “After repeated delays, the federal government is finally releasing the findings of its investigation into the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident,” Chairman Hastings said. “This is another significant report on…