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  • 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
  • Trump Administration Slashes Red-Tape Stifling American Energy Development
    Press Release
    Jan 18, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine Department of the Interior (DOI) actions to eliminate regulatory burdens for onshore oil and gas development on federal lands. In March 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Econo... More
  • Bishop Statement on Introduction of Senate Companion Onshore Energy Legislation
    Press Release
    Jan 18, 2018 -
    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 s... More
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act
    Press Release
    Nov 8, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act – sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT),... More
  • Bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act Advances to Markup
    Press Release
    Nov 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act overhauls resource management practices on... More
  • Members Introduce Bipartisan Scalise-Cuellar-Bishop-Gonzalez Energy Bill
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2017 -
    Today, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), joined by House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Vicente González (D-TX), introduced legislation to promote domestic energy development on both America’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and its vast onshore federa... More
  • Chairman Bishop Releases Discussion Draft Legislation to Overhaul Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Nov 1, 2017 -
    Today, following months of hearings and input from stakeholders, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released discussion draft legislation to overhaul federal lands energy policy. The legislation reforms existing regulatory frameworks for energy development in America’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the vast onshore acreage... More
  • Onshore Energy Bill Draws Praise as Subcommitte Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Oct 13, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources heard testimony on a discussion draft of the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bill allows states with established regulatory programs to seek primacy for the implementation of federal permitting respo... More
  • Chairman Bishop Request to Secretaries Perdue and Zinke to Examine Politically Motivated Mineral Withdrawals
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue and Interior Secretary Zinke on mineral withdrawals. The letter states, “[U]nder the prior administration, mineral access on Federal land was regularly and systemically blocked, harming our nation’s economic and strategic potential. Indeed,... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Secretaries Perdue and Zinke on Mineral Withdrawals
    Letters
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Sonny Perdue and Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Secretaries Perdue and Zinke: As you know, the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior are responsible for the protection and management of the natural resources of the United States. Under this mandate, the Departments administer approxim... More
  • Subcommittee Begins Comprehensive Onshore Federal Lands Energy Policy Overhaul with Review of Targeted Reform Measures
    Press Release
    Sep 6, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources began a comprehensive legislative overhaul of federal onshore energy development with a legislative hearing to review targeted bills that reform the existing federal regulatory framework. “Each of these bills seeks to facilitate responsible onshore energy producti... More
  • Committee Passes Rep. Thompson’s Bill to Protect Private Mineral Rights
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2316 (Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-PA), the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017.” This bill clarifies the repeatedly upheld decision by federal courts to protect the rights of private mineral owners in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). “Thi... More
  • Committee Reviews Economic Ripple Effect of Greater Alaska Oil and Gas Development
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on onshore oil and gas development in Alaska. Panel members highlighted the many benefits for Alaska and the Lower 48 if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) were opened for responsi... More
  • Bishop Statement on Zinke's Secretarial Order on Onshore Oil and Gas Permitting
    Press Release
    Jul 6, 2017 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3354 to identify solutions to streamline the permitting process for mineral leases on federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Secretary Zinke’s commitment to foster regulatory certainty and unleash our energy potential is a... More
  • Panel: Regulatory Uncertainty, Red Tape Discourages Responsible Energy Development
    Press Release
    Jun 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the status of onshore oil and gas leasing and drill permitting processes on federal lands. Members and witnesses discussed improvements to the duplicative and costly bureaucratic policies discouraging operators from leasing federal min... More
  • Members and Zinke Discuss a Better Path Forward for the Department of the Interior
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing with Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 and new policy priorities of DOI and its subagencies. “The shared priorities of balancing our budget, improving land m... More
  • Bishop Response to Interior's Secretarial Order on Alaskan Energy
    Press Release
    Jun 1, 2017 -
    Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a Secretarial Order to jump-start oil and gas production in Alaska and update resource assessments in the North Slope. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This Order further demonstrates the Trump administration’s commitment to harnessing America’s... More
  • Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Draws Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (Rep. Darin LaHood, R-IL), discussion draft legislation to authorize partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projec... More
  • Committee Leaders Request a 120-Day Extension to EPA’s Proposed Rule
    Press Release
    Feb 21, 2017 -
    On Friday, February 17, 2017, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) sent a letter to Acting Administrator McCabe at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requestin... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Walden and Shuster Letter to Acting Administrator McCabe
    Letters
    Feb 17, 2017 -
    TO: Acting Administrator McCabe FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop, Greg Walden and Bill Shuster Dear Acting Administrator McCabe: Under section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) on December 1, 2016, signed proposed r... More
  • House Introduces Stream Protection Rule Repeal Under the Congressional Review Act
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2017 -
    Today, Reps. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and David McKinley (R-WV) introduced H. J. Res. 38. This is a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR). During the rulemaking pro... 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
  • Committee Passes Rep. Zinke’s “Certainty for States and Tribes Act”
    Press Release
    Sep 8, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on four bills including H.R. 5259 (Rep. Ryan Zinke), the Certainty for States and Tribes Act. The bill will reestablish the Department of the Interior’s Royalty Policy Committee. H.R. 5259 passed by a vote of 22-13. “With the Obama Administration’s moratoriu... 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
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