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  • ICYMI: What It Will Take to Prevent Deadly Wildfires
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    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
  • Opinion: Restoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund
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    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
  • ICYMI: Mandatory LWCF Spending Would 'Blow' Up Bill — Bishop
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    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
  • ICYMI: Interior Secretary Zinke To Visit Zion National Park Monday
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    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
  • ICYMI: Looking To The Historic Leasing Program To Alleviate The Maintenance Backlog In National Parks
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    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
  • ICYMI: Congressional Panel to See Hot Springs’ Rebirth, Booming Bathhouse Row
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    Sep 10, 2018 -
    By: Frank Lockwood Arkansas Democrat Gazette Fifteen years after hitting rock bottom, Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row is booming again. Later this month, members of the House Natural Resources Committee will travel to the city and hear about its recent renaissance. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said he wants his col... More
  • ICYMI: US Energy Dominance Can Fix Our National Parks
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    Sep 8, 2018 -
    By: Washington Examiner Editorial Board Washington Examiner The House Natural Resources Committee will take up a bipartisan proposal this coming week with well over 100 cosponsors. Its purpose is to pay for the enormous $16 billion maintenance backlog at facilities controlled by the National Parks system, the Bureau o... More
  • ICYMI: Congress, Require BLM To Respect The Rights Of Private Landowners
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    Sep 7, 2018 -
    By: Jerry Simmons The Hill America’s oil and natural gas development has provided an incredible lift for our nation’s economy. For the past decade in particular, production in shale formations across the country has moved the nation from its reliance on foreign energy, allowed the United States to become a net exporte... More
  • ICYMI: Restoring Our National Parks Would Be A Bipartisan Win For Congress
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    Sep 5, 2018 -
    By: Tom Wathen and Marcia Argust The Hill There comes a time when homeowners can no longer ignore the leaky roof, broken heating and A/C unit, outdated plumbing system, or sagging floorboards in their house. Congress seems to be reaching this point with the much-needed repairs within national park units across the cou... More
  • ICYMI: Residents Tout Link Between Utah Education Dollars and Energy Economy
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    Aug 30, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, listens to Union High School student Annalee Birchell during a field hearing on energy and education at the Roosevelt school on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Union High School senior Annalee Birchell testified in a congressional field hearing Wednesday about gro... More
  • ICYMI: 100,000 Jobs Depend On Them. A Congressional Committee Is Coming to Pasco to See If They’re Worth Saving
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    Aug 30, 2018 -
    By: Annette Cary Tri-City Herald The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has set a field hearing in Pasco to focus on the economic benefits provided by the Columbia and Snake river dams. The Sept. 10 hearing was scheduled at the request of Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash. It continues the tradition of retired Rep. Doc Ha... More
  • ICYMI: Top Interior Official Sizes Up Ogden As Possible Site For BLM HQ
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    Aug 29, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop talks with Susan Combs, Interior Department's assistant secretary for policy, while touring the roof of the James V. Hansen Federal Building in Ogden on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. A top Interior official toured Ogden Tuesday, marveling at the painted horse statues, the ... More
  • ICYMI: Could Ogden Be New Home for BLM Headquarters?
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    Aug 20, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is bringing his U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources to the state next week to convene a field hearing in Roosevelt and to tour the Ogden area with a top Interior official overseeing the agency's reorganization. Susan Combs, acting assistant secretary fo... More
  • ICYMI: Wildfires and Washington: How Congress Can Stop Catastrophe Before It Starts
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    Aug 9, 2018 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) Deseret News Charred landscapes, torched buildings and the loss of property and life. These are the consequences of massive wildfires. Most Americans in the Eastern United States aren’t acquainted with this type of destruction. However, these scenes are all too familiar for those of us... More
  • ICYMI: At Interior, We’re Ready To Bring The Endangered Species Act Up To Date
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    Aug 9, 2018 -
    By: Dep. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt The Washington Post A modern vision of conservation is one that uses federalism, public-private partnerships and market-based solutions to achieve sound stewardship. These approaches, combined with sensible regulations and the best available science, will achieve the g... More
  • ICYMI: Let’s Work Together to Fix Our National Parks
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    Jul 25, 2018 -
    By: U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) The Hill Years of increasing visitation and flat funding have left many of our national parks full of potholes, crumbling bridges, leaky water pipes and faltering power grids. Our parks have been “loved to death,” as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke qui... More
  • ICYMI: In Reversal, Pentagon Now Says It Backs GOP Measure on Birds
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    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress, ... More
  • ICYMI: Defense Department Walks Back Opposition to Sage Grouse Amendment
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    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Miranda Green The Hill The Department of Defense is clarifying its stance on a controversial amendment in the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep a species of bird from being listed as endangered in the next ten years. In a statement Thursday the DOD walked back previous recommendations t... More
  • ICYMI: Partisanship Shouldn’t Undermine Our Fisheries
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    Jul 10, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Don Young The Hill Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s vital fisheries. As my colleagues and my state know, I’ve been on the frontlines for the fight for our fisheries for over 40 years - and... More
  • ICYMI: Trump’s Right. It’s Time to Ditch the Filibuster and Fix Our Broken Government
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    Jun 29, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop Fox News There is nothing more frustrating for a baseball fan than when your team leaves runners on base. Anyone who follows baseball knows that opportunities to score are hard to come by, and missed opportunities can cost you the game. With that in mind, if the U.S. Congress were a baseball tea... More
  • ICYMI: Stepping Up to the Plate: A New Paradigm for American Energy
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    Jun 29, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop The Hill Getting things done in Washington is no easy task. It requires skill, a degree of salesmanship, negotiation and some good old-fashioned luck. Above all, it requires patience. I’m an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and it’s no secret that the Cubs suffered a torturous 71-year absence from playing... More
  • House Lawmakers Step up Probe on Green Groups' International Work
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    Jun 20, 2018 -
    By Valerie Volcovici Reuters U.S. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday stepped up their scrutiny of environmental groups’ work with foreign countries, requesting that the Center for Biological Diversity turn in a list of documents detailing their work with Japanese officials. It was the third action that Representatives R... More
  • ICYMI: GOP Lawmakers Warn Environmental Activist Lawsuits Could Help America's Adversaries
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    Jun 13, 2018 -
    By Adam Shaw Fox News House Republicans warned Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that lawsuits filed against the Pentagon by environmental advocacy groups in the U.S. may be unwittingly helping America’s adversaries, particularly China. A letter sent by members of the House Committee on Natural Resources warned... More
  • ICYMI: Key House Panel Plans Hearing on Puerto Rico Electrical Grid Recovery
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Colin Wilhelm Politico Pro The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this summer on Puerto Rico's fitful recovery from hurricanes Maria and Irma focused on the U.S. territory's troubled electrical grid. Chairman Rob Bishop called the power grid and Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis "interrelated"... More
  • ICYMI: Committee on Natural Resources to Hold Hearing in Alpena to Discuss Impact of the Cormorant
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Alice Shea 9&10 News The Committee on Natural Resources is leaving Capitol Hill for the day and coming to Northern Michigan, where they’ll hold an oversight hearing on the cormorant, an aquatic bird, next week. The committee will be holding a field hearing in Alpena next Monday, June 11. They recently introduced the... More
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