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  • NEPA: An Environmental Law Subverted
    Press Release
    Nov 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Full Committee held an oversight hearing to discuss improving and modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The panel discussed deficiencies in NEPA’s implementation and potential legislative improvements to enable the law to best serve its intended purpose. “In 1969, NEPA was originally desi... More
  • Obama Administration’s Final NEPA Guidance: Litigation Blueprint For Radical Special Interest Groups
    Press Release
    Sep 21, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on the impacts of the Obama Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) controversial Final Guidance for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “This Guidance is a litigation blueprint for radical special interest groups. The White House s... More
  • Obama Administration’s Final NEPA Guidance Deserves Gold Medal for Legal Gymnastics
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2016 -
    Today, the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a sweeping and controversial National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidance on greenhouse gas emissions. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “There they go again, mo... More
  • Committee Finds Federal Agencies Proactively Avoid the NEPA Process to Secure Predetermined Outcomes
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing titled “Investigating the Appropriate Role of NEPA in the Permitting Process.” The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) was designed as a regulatory compliance framework for projects or actions requiring a federal permit. In practice,... More
  • Administration Denies Due Process to Gateway Pacific Terminal
    Press Release
    May 9, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) rejected a permit application for the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point in Washington proposed by Pacific International Holdings, LLC. USACE cited interference with the Lummi Nation’s treaty fishing rights as a method of circumventing the private company’s efforts ... More

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Committee Passes Bill to Improve Regulatory Efficiency, Environmental Progress

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3133, the “Streamlining Environmental Approvals (SEA) Act of 2017.” Introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), the bill amends the Marine Mamma...... Read more

Minority Leadership Flip Flops on Support for Tribal Rights in House Vote

Today, 158 House Democrats voted against S. 140 (Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ), a bill that promotes tribal self-governance over tribal resources, lands and business regulation. Despite claims to overwhelmin...... Read more

Curtis Bill Enhances Antiquities Protections, Creates First Ever Tribally-Managed National Monument

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), and c...... Read more

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Oversight Hearing, “Deficiencies in the Permitting Process for Offshore Seismic Research”
Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4532
Federal Lands | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
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