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  • Bishop: Restore the Antiquities Act's Noble Vision
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    Oct 11, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop In a Tuesday op-ed, I explained the constitutional threat posed by the Antiquities Act, and why its repeated abuse is inconsistent with the constitutional pillars of the rule of law and checks and balances. As it turns out, there's a reason the Founders chose these principles as the basis of our... More
  • Chairman Bishop: Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government
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    Oct 10, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A government with unpredictable and arbitrary laws poisons the blessings of liberty itself." The first axiom is fro... More
  • Washington Times: Wildfires in the West Revive Push to Thin Federal Forests
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    Sep 8, 2017 -
    NOTE: “We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can do things about forest management that make sense so we can diminish forest fires for the future,” Mr. Perdue said at a recent press conference with Mr. Zinke at the Lolo Creek firefighting camp near Florence, Montana. In their corner are House Republicans — and... More
  • Op-ed: Facing Another Catastrophic Wildfire Season, Congress Must Act
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    Sep 6, 2017 -
    NOTE: “There’s plenty of science that shows fuel reduction helps reduce the size and severity of fires. That’s why Congress must reduce the cost and time needed to develop and implement forest projects that reduce fuel loads and help adapt our landscapes to the impacts of climate change and drought. Congress must also ... More
  • Wall Street Journal: People Are Dying Here: Federal Hospitals Fail Native Americans
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    Jul 7, 2017 -
    Indian Health Service facilities sanctioned for dangerous, faulty care, leaving often-impoverished patients on remote reservations without services required by law By Dan Frosch and Christopher Weaver At the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge, S.D., a 57-year-old man was sent home with a bronchitis diagnosis—... More
  • Op-Ed: "Time to Modernize the Antiquity Act"
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    May 24, 2017 -
    NOTE: “Consider how far the Antiquities Act has strayed from its original intent: The act states that monument designations should be limited to “the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.” In recent years, however, it has been used as a large-scale conservation policy,... More
  • Bishop on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers
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    Apr 30, 2017 -
    Earlier today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) appeared on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers to discuss a range of issues including energy development on federal lands, forest management and wildfires and President Trump’s recent executive order on national monuments. Click below to view the interview... More
  • Washington Times: Obama’s Energy Legacy: Oil, Natural Gas Production on Federal Lands Tanked
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    Mar 15, 2017 -
    By: Valerie Richardson Another piece of President Obama’s energy legacy: Oil and natural gas production on federal lands tanked under his tenure even as private activity increased. From 2008 to 2016, major indicators of federal onshore and natural gas operations declined, including the number of leases, acres leased, p... More
  • Washington Examiner: House Tees Up Fight to Limit Endangered Species Rules
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    Mar 1, 2017 -
    By John Siciliano House Republicans on Wednesday will help draw attention to endangered species rules that are limiting the expansion of hydro-electric dams and could impede President Trump's infrastructure development goals. The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a Wednesday hearing to examine environmental ... More
  • Bloomberg: Bishop Plans Action on Regulations and Resource Laws
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    Feb 2, 2017 -
    By: Alan Kovski There is an overflowing list of possible actions the House Natural Resources Committee could launch in 2017 after six years of sometimes rancorous stalemate on many of them between Congress and the Obama administration. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), chairman of the committee, spoke Jan. 30 to Bloomberg BNA ... More
  • Morning Consult: Winning the Fight on Stream Protection
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    Feb 1, 2017 -
    By: Bill Johnson and Evan Jenkins and David McKinley For close to a decade, Republicans have been leading the charge against the regulatory onslaught on coal communities. But now, with an ally in the White House, we can finally begin to roll back some of the punishing regulations of the last eight years. This starts wi... More
  • Missoulian: Congress Must Act on National Forests
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    Nov 15, 2016 -
    By Dale Bosworth, retired chief of the U.S. Forest Service and former Regional Forester in Missoula, and Jack Blackwell is a retired Regional Forester for the California region of the Forest Service. Many of our national forests are in dire condition and Congress must take urgent action to address this worsening crisis... More
  • Bloomberg: Fight Pipeline, Drill for Oil: Either Way, Tribes Want Control of Their Lands
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    Oct 12, 2016 -
    By: Catherine Traywick The Southern Ute Indian Tribe of southwestern Colorado has a higher long-term credit rating than Wells Fargo & Co., and more oil and natural-gas wells than it has members. Welcome to the other side of the tribal land energy conundrum. While the Standing Rock Sioux have drawn considerable media co... More
  • Wall Street Journal: It’s Time for the Feds to Get Out of Indian Country
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    Oct 7, 2016 -
    By: Terry L. Anderson and Shawn Regan As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump court the minority vote, they have paid virtually no attention to one of the most impoverished groups—Native Americans. More than any other group, American Indians are shackled by bureaucratic red tape that deprives them of the same rights and di... More
  • The Hill: Embracing Arctic Offshore Exploration for Economic and Energy Security
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    Sep 9, 2016 -
    By: “Ayyaiyak” Stefanie Armstrong As a proud Alaska Native and an aspiring engineer at the University of Alaska Anchorage, I’m enthused about Alaska’s future, and my role in it. I’m also convinced that Alaska’s economic sustainability and America’s energy security are inextricably bound to the continuation of safe, res... More
  • Washington Examiner: Opinion: The Harsh Reality of Russia's Influence on Alaska's Offshore Exploration
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    Aug 15, 2016 -
    Guy F. Caruso, U.S. Energy Information Administration's administrator from 2002-2008. Thanks to technological advancements, like Russia's creation of the world's largest icebreaker Arktika, oil and natural gas reserves beneath the Arctic waters are easier to access than ever before. As a result, the Arctic now has cou... More
  • CNBC: It is Critical for the US to Invest in the Arctic
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    Aug 9, 2016 -
    General James Jones and General Joseph Ralston As ice gives way to navigable ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard has estimated that there has been a 300-percent increase in human activity in the Arctic, requiring a new era of public-private partnership. These changing conditions raise the strategic stakes and offer unprecedent... More
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal: Editorial: Getting Burned
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    Jul 14, 2016 -
    Only “you can prevent forest fires.” That’s what Smokey Bear would have you believe, anyway. But America’s anti-wildfire mascot identifies only part of the equation. While visitors to the great outdoors can tamp out campfires or refrain from tossing cigarettes into dry leaves, the federal government, as manager of mill... More
  • Washington Post: A Dark Money Group's Misleading Claim that the Puerto Rico Debt Plan is a 'Bailout'
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    May 10, 2016 -
    Michelle Ye Hee Lee “Small investors like Teresa own 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s debt. … This is a bailout of Puerto Rico on the backs of savers like Teresa. Congress wants to bail out Puerto Rico with Teresa’s retirement savings.” –political ad by Center for Individual Freedom The Center for Individual Freedom is a 5... More
  • WSJ: Puerto Rican Debt Parade
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    Apr 8, 2016 -
    Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Puerto Rico is playing brinkmanship with creditors by threatening a default that could reverberate through financial markets and the refugee state of Florida. Congress may need to save the island from itself, if only to minimize the collateral damage. On Wednesday Puerto Rico Governo... More
  • WSJ: Downstream From a Slippery EPA
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    Mar 1, 2016 -
    BY: Ryan Flynn The bright yellow water that gushed from Colorado’s Gold King mine and into the Animas River last summer has dissipated, but the environmental disaster continues downstream. An estimated 880,000 pounds of lead and other metals poured out of the Gold King in August when the Environmental Protection Agency... More
  • Wall Street Journal: An Animas River Accounting
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    Feb 17, 2016 -
    If a private company dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge into Colorado waterways, we’d be flooded with daily media updates for months. Yet the press has by now forgotten the disaster unleashed in August when EPA contractors punctured an abandoned mine. New evidence suggests the government isn’t coming clean ab... More
  • New York Times: Officials Warn Congress of Major Defaults Without Restructuring
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    Feb 6, 2016 -
    Puerto Rico and its top advisers made their case in Washington on Friday for a law that would allow broad restructuring of the island’s multibillion-dollar debt, saying that if Congress did not act soon, major defaults were likely this spring. The officials also said they knew that any legislative help would come at a ... More
  • New York Times: How Free Electricity Helped Dig $9 Billion Hole in Puerto Rico
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    Feb 2, 2016 -
    To understand how Puerto Rico’s power authority has piled up $9 billion in debt, one need only visit this bustling city on the northwest coast. Twenty years ago, it was just another town with dwindling finances. Then, it went on a development spree, thanks to a generous —some might say ill-considered — gift from the Pu... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Obama vs. Manatees
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    Jan 24, 2016 -
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this month proposed a new rule to crack down on predator control in Alaska, claiming it wants to better protect wildlife on national refuges. If only the Obama Administration cared as much about the protected critters that are getting in the way of its climate-change agenda. President O... More
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