Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing to commemorate the five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and to review safety innovations that the industry has put forth since then.
“Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal has been accomplished to address safety and environmental issues… Read more »
Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, released on January 27. Witnesses included Governor Pat McCrory, who testified on how federal regulatory policies governing offshore energy development are negatively impacting… Read more »
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan."
Remarks as prepared - I’d like to begin this morning’s hearing by talking about commitment. I bring it up because the Administration often says it is… Read more »
House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement this evening on the Obama Administration’s release of its first Report on the Implementation of the National Ocean Policy:
“The Administration's ocean policy is similar to its approach to federal lands, particularly in the West, in that it champions new layers of federal bureaucracy… Read more »
Committee on Natural Resources Vice Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) today questioned BLM Director Neil Kornze on how the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between BLM and the states will operate.
“Who will approve well bore integrity issues? Will you approve those? Who will do the inspections? Will [states] be brought in? Who is… Read more »
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… Read more »
House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Draft Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017 to 2022:
“Someday this Administration will move the goal of energy independence forward. Unfortunately, this is not that day – again. In fact, we’ve taken a step… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following floor statement today in support of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act.
Mr. Chairman –
Americans are all too familiar with the economic hardships caused by four-dollar gasoline prices. I routinely hear from families in my Central Washington district whose… Read more »
Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on California energy and the drastic increase in foreign oil imports. The state has significant opportunities for energy production, including California’s Monterey Shale that the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that contains over 15 billion barrels of oil. However, as the infographic below… Read more »