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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and two other House Republicans are hoping to refocus on Western energy sources and rural economic woes.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, will preside over a field hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee on June 1 at Colorado Mesa University, in Tipton's 3rd Congressional District.
"We're starting to see some recovery, but it's not… Read more »
Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today following the Cabinet Secretaries’ Memorandum of Understanding with President Trump on the goal of improving and streamlining environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects:
“Projects designed to improve our country’s infrastructure are failing to move forward due to a tangled web of oppressive and duplicative… Read more »
Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources examined the role of the U.S. in liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets and benefits of natural gas production, transmission and exportation for America and its allies.
“In recent years, the production of natural gas has allowed the U.S. to become an undeniable force within the global energy market,” Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, the Department of the Interior transmitted a proposal to Congress to expedite the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) title transfer process. The proposal mirrors language of H.R. 3281, the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act” (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), which passed the Committee in July 2017, and is included in the… Read more »
House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive order on establishing accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects.
“It’s encouraging to have a president who understands that regulatory reform is a precondition for any successful infrastructure policy.… Read more »
Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing examining how excessive litigation is draining taxpayer resources and preventing the Department of the Interior (DOI) from fulfilling its core statutory functions and responsibilities.
“Special interests repeatedly exploit our legal system to further their own agendas and sidestep the legislative and regulatory… Read more »
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 regulating the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States.… Read more »
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intent to grant the necessary easement to finish building the Dakota Access pipeline. Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement:
“With this approval, we can officially say goodbye to infrastructure approvals being subject to political impulse. With the Trump administration, we are returning to a time when an… Read more »
Today, President Obama issued Executive Order 13689 on the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience. The order withdraws 40,300 square miles from oil and natural gas leasing using the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement:
“This administration has obeyed every directive from environmentalists to starve the Trans-Alaska… Read more »
Today, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the House sent the Senate its bipartisan proposal to the House-Senate energy bill.
“This offer reflects policies that represent the current bipartisan consensus in the House,” Bishop and Upton said. “We welcome any suggestions… Read more »