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 »
Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
Within minutes of the deadly Camp Fire's ignition, several acres were ablaze as fire spotters stood by helplessly. While Capt. Matt McKenzie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded quickly, firetrucks were unable to reach the blaze and helicopters and air tankers were grounded due to the timing and weather,… Read more »
Today, the House passed H.R. 2630 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 3045 (U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 5979 (U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6077 (U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5613 (U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), S. 2850 (U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5875 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), and H.R. 1220 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Massachusetts). Chairman… 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 »
Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement:
“These bills improve how we manage our natural resources. Local communities and taxpayers will benefit as a result. I am… Read more »