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Westerman, Graves, McMorris Rodgers Oppose Halting Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

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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…

Committee Passes Bill to Help Rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Economy

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Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4731. Introduced by Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), the bill extends the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. “Today I am pleased that my bill H.R. 4731 was passed out of the Natural Resources Committee by voice vote. Caneel Bay is vital to the economic viability of St. John…

Bishop, Lamborn Response to Trump Administration’s Title Transfer Proposal in Infrastructure Plan

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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…

Obama Administration’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Will Marginalize Energy Development On Federal Lands

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Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the Department of the Interior released a long-anticipated and highly controversial finalized rule on hydraulic fracturing and well construction on federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement:  “I disagree with the underlying premise of this duplicative and nonsensical rule.  What this…

President Obama Touts America’s Natural Gas Resources BUT Stands in the Way of Production

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Yesterday, during a speech at Northwestern University, President Obama touted America’s abundant energy resources, including natural gas, and the jobs it provides:  “Our 100-year supply of natural gas is a big factor in drawing jobs back to our shores.” The President may sing the praises of natural gas in public speeches, but in reality, the actions of his Administration will…

Obama Admin. Admits that Increased U.S. Oil Production Lowers Prices

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In a recent interview, the Chief of the Obama Administration’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) discussed how increased American oil production is helping to prevent price spikes in the world oil market.  As reported by Reuters: “Crude oil would cost at least $150 a barrel due to supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa were it not for rising production in North…

Republicans Propose Common Sense Plan to Lower Gasoline Prices and Fuel an America that Works

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House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Reps. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Bill Cassidy (LA-06), Scott Tipton (CO-03), Don Young (AK-At Large), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large), Bill Flores (TX-17), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Rob Wittman (VA-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Rob Bishop (UT-01), and Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large) today introduced H.R. 4899, the…

Witnesses Tout Benefits that America’s Energy Revolution is Providing to States and Local Communities

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Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for States and Localities.” This hearing examined the great opportunities that America’s energy renaissance is creating for states and local communities. America’s surge in energy production is fueling an employment boom that’s creating…

Mike Rowe: Work Hard AND Smart

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Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers.” The hearing examined the well-paying jobs opportunities for technical and skilled workers that have been created by the recent American energy boom. Mike Rowe, former host of Discovery’s “Dirty Jobs” and CEO of mikeroweWorks testified at this…