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  • Bishop Files Amicus Brief to Facilitate Proper Interpretation of PROMESA
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines th... More
  • ICYMI: Stepping Up to the Plate: A New Paradigm for American Energy
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 29, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop The Hill Getting things done in Washington is no easy task. It requires skill, a degree of salesmanship, negotiation and some good old-fashioned luck. Above all, it requires patience. I’m an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and it’s no secret that the Cubs suffered a torturous 71-year absence from playing... More
  • Bills Increasing Responsible Energy Development, Public Education Funding Pass Committee
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several onshore energy development bills, including H.R. 6107 (U.S. Rep. Pearce, R-N.M.), H.R. 6088 (U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), H.R. 6087 (U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.), and H.R. 5859 (U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.). “These bills will benefit the American ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump's DOI Reorganization
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's reorganization of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS): “We have long been saying the duplicative regulations between the National Marine Fis... More
  • House Lawmakers Step up Probe on Green Groups' International Work
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    By Valerie Volcovici Reuters U.S. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday stepped up their scrutiny of environmental groups’ work with foreign countries, requesting that the Center for Biological Diversity turn in a list of documents detailing their work with Japanese officials. It was the third action that Representatives R... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Democrat Hypocrisy at Hearing
    Press Release
    Jun 14, 2018 -
    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. ... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from Defense Department on Impact of Environmental Litigation on Military Readiness
    Press Release
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information about foreign entities using U.S.-based 501(c) organizations as proxies in en... More
  • ICYMI: GOP Lawmakers Warn Environmental Activist Lawsuits Could Help America's Adversaries
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    By Adam Shaw Fox News House Republicans warned Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that lawsuits filed against the Pentagon by environmental advocacy groups in the U.S. may be unwittingly helping America’s adversaries, particularly China. A letter sent by members of the House Committee on Natural Resources warned... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Energy, Water Appropriations Bill
    Press Release
    Jun 8, 2018 -
    House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) today issued the following statement on the passage of the 2019 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 5895) by the U.S. House of Representatives. “This Energy and Water Appropriations measure improves how we manage our r... More
  • Bishop, Gov. Martinez Applaud Steps Forward on Onshore Energy Development
    Press Release
    Jun 6, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the House Committee on Natural Resources held a legislative hearing on four onshore energy development discussion drafts which will expedite the burdensome regulatory process and help American families across the nation pay less at the pump. New Mexico Governor... More
  • Committee Seeks Answers on NRDC's Relationship with Chinese Entities
    Letters
    Jun 5, 2018 -
    TO: Ms. Rhea Suh FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Bruce Westerman When engaging on environmental issues concerning China, the NRDC appears to practice self-censorship, issue selection bias, and generally refrains from criticizing Chinese officials. For instance, a widely reported 2016 study by Greenpeace concluded that China... More
  • June meeting to focus on West Slope energy
    In Case You Missed It
    May 22, 2018 -
    The Daily Sentinel 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 Congress... More
  • Bishop: Trump Administration Committed To Removing Environmental Roadblocks
    Press Release
    Apr 9, 2018 -
    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 ... More
  • American LNG Exports Bolster U.S. Geopolitical Alliances
    Press Release
    Feb 27, 2018 -
    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... More
  • Bishop, Lamborn Response to Trump Administration’s Title Transfer Proposal in Infrastructure Plan
    Press Release
    Feb 12, 2018 -
    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), w... More
  • Bishop Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order
    Press Release
    Aug 15, 2017 -
    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 regula... More
  • Excessive Litigation Diverts Interior from Core Mission, Congressional Mandates
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2017 -
    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 furthe... More
  • Panel Discusses Path Forward on the Abandoned Mine Lands Program
    Press Release
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    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 regula... More
  • Bishop on Dakota Access Pipeline Easement
    Press Release
    Feb 7, 2017 -
    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 ... More
  • Bishop Reacts to Disastrous Alaska Announcement
    Press Release
    Dec 9, 2016 -
    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 dire... More
  • Natural Resources and E&C Committee Leaders Comment on Energy Conference
    Press Release
    Nov 18, 2016 -
    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... More
  • Bishop Opening Statement on House-Senate Energy Conference Meeting
    Press Release
    Sep 8, 2016 -
    Today, House and Senate conferees met for opening statements on S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “We need more Americans to share in the low prices afforded by American energy abundance. That includes improving the permitting process to a... More
  • Federal Land Management Agency’s Duplicative Regulation Acts in Opposition to Its ‘Stated’ Purpose
    Press Release
    Apr 27, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on a recent regulation issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding methane on federal lands. While the BLM has no authority under the Clean Air Act, the rule proposes to greatly expand BLM’s existing regulations to include dup... More
  • DOI Agencies Under Fire for Rampant Energy Regulation, Killing Jobs
    Press Release
    Mar 2, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources questioned witnesses from the three major federal agencies on the President’s 2017 budget and the Administration’s overly-prescriptive federal regulations. The panel included representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety a... More
  • House Passes the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015
    Press Release
    Oct 22, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-177. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “China is winning and we are losing. Rather than harness our abundant mineral resources for the betterment of... More
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