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  • Bishop Statement on Redefining EPA’s WOTUS Rule
    Press Release
    Dec 11, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to redefine the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. “Thanks to the great leadership of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler at EPA, a new definition of WOTU... More
  • Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Fish Species in Pacific Northwest Heads to President Trump for Signature
    Press Release
    Dec 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 3119, the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act. This bipartisan bill provides states and tribes with the necessary tools to humanely manage sea lions that have migrated outside their historic range and pose an imminent threat to fish species listed under the Enda... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bill Benefitting Indian Tribes
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after the House passed S. 245, which benefits Indian tribes developing energy resources and forest management procedures. “Indian tribes are an integral part of our country’s culture and economy, and this bill provides t... More
  • House Passes Bills Promoting Land Exchanges, Heritage Sites
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3008 (U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R 6118 (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), H. Res. 792 (U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.), S. 245 (U.S. Sen. John Hoe... More
  • Bishop Statement on BLM’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Sage Grouse
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) updated sage grouse recovery plan: “Today’s Environmental Impact Statement signals a positive step promoting locally developed state recovery plans for the Sage Grouse. Thi... More
  • Bishop Statement on DOI’s Updated Permian Basin Assessment
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today regarding the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) updated assessment of the Permian Basin: “The USGS’s latest assessment of the Permian Basin has doubled our nation’s onshore resources and is a homerun for our economy. It... More
  • Bishop, González-Colón, LaMalfa, Young Offer Path Forward to Advance Puerto Rican Statehood
    Press Release
    Nov 27, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares, Puerto Rican Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz,... More
  • ICYMI: What It Will Take to Prevent Deadly Wildfires
    In Case You Missed It
    Nov 26, 2018 -
    Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke CNN Within minutes of the deadly Camp Fire's ignition, several acres were ablaze as fire spotters stood by helplessly. While Capt. Matt McKenzie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded quickly, firetrucks were unable to reach the blaze and helic... More
  • House Passes Manage Our Wolves Act with Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    Nov 16, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 6784, the Manage Our Wolves Act. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “Scientific evidence conducted by Fish and Wildlife under multiple administrations from both sides of the aisle shows the wolf has recovered and thrived. It’s time to de... More
  • Committee Advances Tribal Energy Legislation, Slate of Conservation, Public Lands and Fishery Bills
    Press Release
    Nov 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed eight bills, H.R. 3593 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 5025 (U.S. Rep. Amua Amata Coleman Radewagon, R-American Samoa), H.R. 6507 (U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Penn.), H.R. 6602 (U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.), H.R. 6652 (U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.), H... More
  • Bishop Statement on Death of U.S. Rep. Jim Hansen
    Press Release
    Nov 14, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) offered this statement following the death of former Utah Congressman James Hansen: “I will miss my friend Jim Hansen. My condolences go out to Ann and the rest of the Hansen family. As Utah’s longest serving House member and the first to hold a full commit... More
  • Bishop Statement on Western Water Presidential Memo
    Press Release
    Oct 19, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement after the release of a presidential memorandum seeking to enhance western water access and resources. “For many years, westerners have expressed their need for certainty and access to water and affordable, renewable ... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Escalate Request for Additional Information on World Resources Institute's Ties to China
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) President Andrew Steer, renewing their request for information regarding the WRI’s relationship with the Chinese governme... More
  • Bishop, Gosar Request Mineral Withdrawal Data from Zinke
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke regarding the number and total acreage of mineral withdrawals, for both minerals and oil and gas. “Last year, the Commit... More
  • Opinion: Restoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 9, 2018 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop The Daily Caller Politicians love creating new parks. It’s a cheap way (using someone else’s money) to increase name recognition and bona fides ahead of an election. Unfortunately, maintaining our parks doesn’t have the same appeal. Why would a politician fix a leaky roof or repave a road when h... More
  • Bishop Statement on LWCF Deadline
    Press Release
    Oct 1, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the Sept. 30 expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) authorization. “LWCF can and will be reauthorized. The best path forward is to include it in a broader legislative lands package that addresses... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe Earthjustice’s Ties to Japan
    Letters
    Oct 1, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen, requesting information regarding Earthjustice’s relationship with the Japanese government. “Foreign members of the... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of ESA, Federal Lands Bills
    Press Release
    Sep 27, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed ten bills, H.R. 237 (U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska), H.R. 3608 (U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R. 6345 (U.S. Rep. Stevan Pearce, R-N.M.) H.R. 6346 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 6355 (U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman,... More
  • ICYMI: Mandatory LWCF Spending Would 'Blow' Up Bill — Bishop
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 27, 2018 -
    By Kellie Lunney E&E News If the Senate moves to require mandatory annual spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, it could tank the carefully crafted bipartisan House reauthorization deal, Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop said. "That would probably blow it up in the House if you did that," the Natural Resour... More
  • Committee Advances Land Management, Recreation Bills
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5727 (U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), H.R. 6118, (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6666 (U.S. Rep. Daniel Donovan, Jr., R-N.Y.), H.R. 6682 (U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 4644 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5636 (U.S. Rep. J. ... More
  • Rep. Curtis’ Historic, Bipartisan Emery County Bill Passes Committee
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 5727, Representative John Curtis’ bipartisan Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018. This historic conservation bill, introduced with Senator Orrin Hatch, protects over one million acres in Utah’s Emery County. The product of two decades of local outr... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Designating Historic Sites, Promoting Good Governance
    Press Release
    Sep 25, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 6013 (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 5585 (U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass.), H.R. 6299 (U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 6599 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Knight, R-Calif.), H.R. 6687 (U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif.), H.R. 46 (U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y.), H. Res. 418 (U.S. Rep. Sean ... More
  • ICYMI: Interior Secretary Zinke To Visit Zion National Park Monday
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 20, 2018 -
    By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will tour Utah’s iconic Zion National Park on Monday and get a close-up look at some of the $65 million in backlogged maintenance needs. His visit includes a roundtable discussion with Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who is sponsoring a bipartisan measure to fu... More
  • Bishop Statement on DOI’s Bureau of Land Management Waste Prevention Rule Proposal
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), issued the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s issued rule to end burdensome Obama-era regulations on venting and flaring: “Today’s announcement fulfills the promise made by the Trump administration to remove regulatory hurdles o... More
  • ICYMI: Looking To The Historic Leasing Program To Alleviate The Maintenance Backlog In National Parks
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 14, 2018 -
    By U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) The Hill America’s crown jewels are its national parks. Touted as America’s best idea, the National Park Service is responsible for managing hundreds of units nationwide, encompassing more than 85 million acres in each state and territory of the United Sta... More
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Bishop Statement on Redefining EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to redefine the “Waters of the United State...... Read more

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Fish Species in Pacific Northwest Heads to President Trump for Signature

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 3119, the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act. This bipartisan bill provides states and tribes with the necessary tools to humanely manage sea...... Read more

Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bill Benefitting Indian Tribes

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after the House passed S. 245, which benefits Indian tribes developing energy resources and forest m...... Read more

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