Today, Republican members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced the Protecting our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act of 2021 as a response to President Joe Biden’s ban on new energy leases in federal lands and waters.
“With the stroke of a pen, President Biden locked up millions of acres of federal lands and waters for oil and gas development. This… Read more »
Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order titled, “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:
“Job killing, top-down, detrimental regulation is the Democrat way. President Biden has proven this during his first week in… Read more »
Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement on the Department of Interior’s (DOI) 60-day ban on oil and gas leases on all federal lands and waters:
“The U.S. federal government owns and controls roughly 640 million acres of land across the country, much of which is rich with natural resources. Locking it up… Read more »
Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) issued the following statements in response to President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement that he will halt construction on… Read more »
Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Acting Secretary David Bernhardt commending the swift action taken to curtail impacts from the partial shutdown to domestic energy production. Both Republican and Democratic House Natural Resources Committee staff also received prompt… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after the House passed S. 245, which benefits Indian tribes developing energy resources and forest management procedures.
“Indian tribes are an integral part of our country’s culture and economy, and this bill provides them with the resources necessary to stimulate energy development and… Read more »
Today, the House passed H.R. 3008 (U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R 6118 (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), H. Res. 792 (U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.), S. 245 (U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.) and S. 2511 (U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.). Natural… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today regarding the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) updated assessment of the Permian Basin:
“The USGS’s latest assessment of the Permian Basin has doubled our nation’s onshore resources and is a homerun for our economy. It is imperative that we continue to promote policies and… Read more »
House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).
The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines the core statutory mandates of PROMESA’s Financial Oversight and… Read more »