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  • Bishop: Pumped Storage Integral to "All of the Above" Energy Strategy
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1967, the “Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act.” Introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the bipartisan bill authorizes expanded pumped storage hydropower at select Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) facilities. “For an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy we need ‘all-of... More
  • Bishop Statement on WOTUS Recission
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its decision to rescind the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This rule aggrandized federal bureaucrats at the expense of farmers’ water and private property rights. EPA’... More
  • Members and Zinke Discuss a Better Path Forward for the Department of the Interior
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing with Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 and new policy priorities of DOI and its subagencies. “The shared priorities of balancing our budget, improving land m... More
  • Bishop: Grizzly Delisting Process Emblematic of Need for ESA Reform
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be delisted from the endangered species list. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I commend this Administration and the Department of the Interior for delisting the grizzly bear even... More
  • House Passes "One Stop-Shop" Permitting Bill to Expand Water Storage Infrastructure
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1654, the “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act,” by a bipartisan vote of 233-180. Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill creates a “one-stop-shop” permitting process through the Bureau of Reclamation for new or expanded surface storage facilities. It streamlines agency perm... More
  • Panel: Domestic Helium Production Needed Avoid Shortfall and Strengthen National Security
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017.” The bill authorizes the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lease federal land for the purpose of helium production under the same lease terms as oil and gas. “[M]ajor concerns... More
  • Chairman Letter to Congressman Grijalva on Interior Review
    Letters
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Raul Grijalva FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Ranking Member Grijalva, Thank you for your letter dated June 7, 2017 regarding the Department of the Interior's ongoing review of existing national monuments. Read the entire letter HERE. More
  • Rep. LaHood Introduces "Community Reclaimers" Bill to Expedite Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    Yesterday, Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act.” This bill authorizes partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purposes of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projects. “I commend Rep. LaHood for his leadership to build bipartisan consensu... More
  • Subcommittee Examines Bill to Improve Indian Healthcare
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing today on H.R. 2662, the “Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017. Introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), the bill addresses longstanding problems with the way the Indian Health Service (IHS) administers he... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve Electricity Reliability and Vegetation Management
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1873, the “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act,” by a bipartisan vote of 300-118. Introduced by Reps. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR), the bipartisan bill provides streamlined processes for the removal of hazardous vegetative overgrowth within or adjacent to elect... More
  • Bishop Announces Change in Committee Staff Director
    Press Release
    Jun 16, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today announced the departure of Committee Staff Director Jason Knox and the appointment of Cody Stewart as his replacement: “Jason has been invaluable to our members and staff and instrumental to the Committee’s success. He will be sorely missed by all of... More
  • Panel Reviews Discussion Draft Legislation to Improve Resiliency of National Forests
    Press Release
    Jun 15, 2017 -
    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-AR), discussion draft legislation to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and dramatically improve the health of federal forests and rangelands. “The fact is... More
  • Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's Bears Ears Announcement
    Press Release
    Jun 12, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to Interior Secretary Zinke's announcement related to the Trump Administration's ongoing review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act: “This is positive news for the State of Utah and local communities affected by the Bea... More
  • Subcommittee Releases Discussion Draft on "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017"
    Press Release
    Jun 8, 2017 -
    On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM in 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on a Discussion Draft of the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-AR). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Westerman issued the following statemen... More
  • Hearing Focuses on Bills to Protect Endangered Salmon, Empower Local Management on Federal Water Projects
    Press Release
    Jun 8, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on two bills to lessen the costs of federal water and power infrastructure to American ratepayers. H.R. 2083 (Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, R-WA), the bipartisan supported “Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act,” allows state... More
  • Panel Examines Negative Impacts of Excessive Litigation on Forest Health
    Press Release
    Jun 8, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing to examine how litigation and increasingly excessive environmental analysis facing the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has exacerbated the ongoing forest health crisis. “We are bankrupting the future,” witness Lyle Laverty, Certified Forester and President of the Laver... More
  • Panel Discusses Path Forward on the Abandoned Mine Lands Program
    Press Release
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSMRE) Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Program. The Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Act of 1977 (SMCRA), which created the AML program, is the primary federal law regula... More
  • Panel: Trio of Bills Empower Tribes and Alaska Natives
    Press Release
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on a series of bills that would empower Indian and Alaska Native communities to direct their own affairs. They place decision-making power in the hands of those most qualified to make decisions on local issues: the tribes an... More
  • Labrador Letter to Interior Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador Dear Secretary Zinke, The Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is conducting oversight of settlements negotiated in lawsuits against the Department of the Interior (DOI) and its subagencies. Read the entire le... More
  • Bishop Response to Interior's Secretarial Order on Alaskan Energy
    Press Release
    Jun 1, 2017 -
    Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a Secretarial Order to jump-start oil and gas production in Alaska and update resource assessments in the North Slope. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This Order further demonstrates the Trump administration’s commitment to harnessing America’s... More
  • Bishop Statement on Paris Agreement Announcement
    Press Release
    Jun 1, 2017 -
    Today, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Paris Agreement has always been a political sideshow to America's energy renaissance and its contributions to reducing emissions through innovation. We should not b... More
  • Panel Decries Natural Resources Laws Led Astray, Outlines Local Consequences of Executive Overreach
    Press Release
    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held the first of a series of oversight hearings to examine the impacts of federal natural resources laws gone astray. The panel focused on three laws in particular: the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), the Wilderness Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management... More
  • Op-Ed: "Time to Modernize the Antiquity Act"
    In Case You Missed It
    May 24, 2017 -
    NOTE: “Consider how far the Antiquities Act has strayed from its original intent: The act states that monument designations should be limited to “the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.” In recent years, however, it has been used as a large-scale conservation policy,... More
  • Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Draws Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (Rep. Darin LaHood, R-IL), discussion draft legislation to authorize partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projec... More
  • Panel Reviews Bipartisan Bill to Create Federal Land Inventory
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2199 (Rep Cramer, R-ND), the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” The federal government owns an estimated 640 million acres of land, although, amazingly, the actual acreage number is not definitively known. The... More

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Bishop Statement on Interior's Decision to Rescind Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

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...... Read more

Bishop Statement on Senate Confirmation of Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt

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 ...... Read more

House Passes King Cove Road Land Exchange Act

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 ...... Read more

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