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  • 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
  • Bishop Statement on Dan Love Employment Status
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the employment status of Senior Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Manager Dan Love: “The previous administration turned a blind eye to corruption and promoted a culture of mismanagement at the Department of the Interior. I applaud Interior for taking ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's National Monument Review
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s final review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act (Act): "I am encouraged by the recommendations to revise previous designations that were inconsistent with the law and outside the Act... More
  • Bishop Statement on Interior OIG Report on Dan Love
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report titled “Investigative Report of Misconduct by a Senior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enforcement Manager.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “After numerous reports substantiating serious all... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall
    Letters
    Aug 23, 2017 -
    TO: FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Ms. Kendall: I am writing to formally request that your office provide to the Committee an unredacted copy of the full report related to an investigation the Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted concerning serious misconduct by a senior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enfor... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Tony Tooke as New U.S. Forest Service Chief
    Press Release
    Aug 22, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Tony Tooke as the new U.S. Forest Service Chief: “Tony Tooke is an outstanding choice to head the Forest Service. He understands the challenges facing the agency and has the experience and expertise to improve forest health, exp... More
  • Bishop Statement on U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s Retirement
    Press Release
    Aug 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s retirement. “Chief Tidwell has been an advocate for improving the health, resiliency and economic benefits of our national forest system. On a personal level, I am sad to see him go. His time working in Utah... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Improve Transparency, Management of Federal Land Ownership
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2199, the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the bipartisan bill requires the Department of the Interior to create a publicly available register of federal real property to increase tra... More
  • Bishop Statement on Formal WOTUS Withdrawal
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers formally proposed the withdrawal of the Waters of the U.S. Rule in the Federal Register. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This long-overdue withdrawal is a win for farmers, states, communities and private property righ... 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 Passes Pair of Bills to Benefit Utah Communities
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a pair of bills upholding unfulfilled promises made by the federal government benefitting Utah comminutes: H.R. 2582 (Rep. Mia Love, R-UT), the “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act,” and H.R. 2423 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT), the “Washington County, Utah,... More
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Lands Bills to Benefit Local Communities Burdened by Federal Roadblocks
    Press Release
    Jul 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on three targeted bills that facilitate locally supported transfers or exchanges of certain federals lands to improve public land access and benefit local communities, and a bill to authorize the establishment of the National Global War on Terrorism Me... More
  • Committee Passes Locally Driven Land Exchange Bill to Promote Economic Development in Nevada
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1107, the “Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act.” Introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), the bill codifies a bipartisan agreement between major stakeholders in Pershing County, Nevada to benefit conservation, improve federal land managemen... More
  • Panel Decries Natural Resources Laws Led Astray, Outlines Local Consequences of Executive Overreach
    Press Release
    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held the first of a series of oversight hearings to examine the impacts of federal natural resources laws gone astray. The panel focused on three laws in particular: the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), the Wilderness Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management... More
  • Panel Reviews Bipartisan Bill to Create Federal Land Inventory
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2199 (Rep Cramer, R-ND), the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” The federal government owns an estimated 640 million acres of land, although, amazingly, the actual acreage number is not definitively known. The... More
  • Panel Calls for Active Management to Improve the Health of National Forests
    Press Release
    May 17, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on “Seeking Better Management of America’s Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Forests.” Members and witnesses called for a paradigm shift in the way we manage the nation’s increasingly overgrown, disease infested and fire-prone federal forests and grassland... More
  • President Trump Signs into Law Measure Ending FWS’s Unlawful Power Grab in Alaska
    Press Release
    Apr 4, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act overturns the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wi... More
  • Senate Passes CRA to Restore Wildlife Management Authority to State of Alaska
    Press Release
    Mar 21, 2017 -
    Today, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act will overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges... More
  • Bishop Statement on BOEM’s Denial of Six Seismic Permit Applications
    Press Release
    Jan 6, 2017 -
    Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) denied six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “First, Director Hopper told us she doesn’t support leasing until new seismic data is c... More
  • Bipartisan National Park Service Centennial Legislation Heads to the President’s Desk
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2016 -
    Early this morning, the Senate passed H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act” (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), legislation to equip the National Park Service (NPS) with tools to better manage and promote our national parks. The bipartisan bill passed the House earlier this week. House Committee on Natural Cha... More
  • BLM Onshore Order Rules Threaten Royalty Streams, Lack Public Input
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2016 -
    Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized revisions to how the federal government measures and verifies oil and gas production rates on federal lands (Onshore Orders 3, 4 and 5). House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Administration is good at issuing... More
  • USGS Study Reveals Extensive Impacts of Obama Administration’s War on Mineral Development
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2016 -
    U.S. Secretary of the Interior (DOI) Sally Jewell is developing controversial plans to cordon off approximately 10 million acres of federal lands located in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming from mineral development. The withdrawals are one plank of the Obama administration's broader regulatory scheme to... More
  • Federal Wolf Management Fraught with Controversies and Failures
    Press Release
    Sep 21, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the status of the federal government’s inconsistent and unsuccessful wolf management efforts in the United States. The panel, which included local and state witnesses, focused on red wolves in the Southeast, gray wolves in the Northwes... 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
  • Bill Preventing the Next Flint Passes Committee
    Press Release
    Sep 8, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on four bills including H.R. 5032 (Rep. Dave Brat, R-VA). The bill removes a federal land-use restriction on a piece of land in the town of Louisa, Virginia so that it may be repurposed to provide residents with a safe supply of drinking water. Louisa has sp... More

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