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 »
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 »
Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft titled the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act, which would increase the role of states in federal mineral management while respecting the American taxpayer. During the hearing, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) acknowledged the… Read more »
Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources received testimony from Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request and DOI’s policy priorities.
“Interior’s 2019 budget prioritizes American interests with targeted investments to advance American energy dominance, enhance public access to public lands, and… 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 »
Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine regulatory obstacles to seismic research in America’s outer continental shelf (OCS).
Acoustic seismic surveying is used to collect valuable information regarding offshore geological structures, and is used by a myriad of stakeholders, including the federal government, energy production… Read more »
Today, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bill mirrors Title II of H.R. 4239, the “SECURE American Energy Act,” which passed the Committee in November 2017. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:
“I applaud Senator Barrasso for introducing companion… Read more »
Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting the failure of federal agencies during the previous administration to provide efficient, effective and transparent permitting for seismic research in America's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Chairman Bishop, who requested the report in… Read more »
Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s Draft Proposed National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program:
“The previous administration’s approach to offshore development started from the premise of considering ‘as little as possible.’ The Trump administration starts from the premise of considering ‘as much as… Read more »