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  • Bishop on GAO Report: America’s Offshore Energy Potential Undermined by Bureaucratic Dysfunction
    Press Release
    Jan 4, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting the failure of federal agencies during the previous administration to provide efficient, effective and transparent permitting for seismic research in America's Outer Continen... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump Administration’s Draft Proposed National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program
    Press Release
    Jan 4, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s Draft Proposed National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program: “The previous administration’s approach to offshore development started from the premise of considering ‘as little as possible.’ The Trump admi... More
  • Bishop Statement on Rescindment of Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
    Press Release
    Dec 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior rescinded the Bureau of Land Management’s hydraulic fracturing rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud the Trump administration for reversing this duplicative and overreaching rule. Robust, tailored regulation at the state level is a better appro... More
  • Bishop: Opening ANWR Is Long Overdue
    Press Release
    Dec 20, 2017 -
    Today, the House approved the conference report on H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.” The bill includes language that opens up a small portion of the non-wilderness 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for responsible energy development. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “How... More
  • Bishop: USGS Report Exposes America's Foreign Mineral Dependency
    Press Release
    Dec 19, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the Department of the Interior (DOI) released its 2017 Critical Minerals Report. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “A country blessed with abundant mineral resources shouldn’t be mineral-dependent and vulnerable. This is an economic and security th... More
  • Onerous Regulatory Scheme for Mineral Development Exacerbates Foreign Resources Dependence
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the arduous and uncertain regulatory scheme governing domestic mineral development and resulting impacts on America’s economic and national security. Panel members discussed America’s reliance on foreign minerals and the benefits of in... More
  • Bishop Statement on BLM's Methane Rule Delay
    Press Release
    Dec 8, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule delay: “The previous rule was outside the limits of BLM’s authority. It was one of the Obama administration’s half-baked schemes to force responsible energy development off federal lands. R... More
  • Bills Advance to Prevent Politically Motivated, Anti-Energy Federal Actions
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee advanced two bills to bring greater certainty to the mining industry and shield economic development and energy projects from politically motivated actions. On January 16, 2016, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a moratorium on federal coal leasing. H.R. 1778 (Rep. Liz Cheney) correc... More
  • House Passes Bill to Protect Jobs in Minnesota
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3905, the “Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act.” Introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), the bipartisan bill spurs economic growth and job creation through responsible development of mineral resources in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest. “Mining has been a way o... More
  • Committee Passes Bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act
    Press Release
    Nov 8, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act – sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT),... More
  • Bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act Advances to Markup
    Press Release
    Nov 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act overhauls resource management practices on... More
  • Members Introduce Bipartisan Scalise-Cuellar-Bishop-Gonzalez Energy Bill
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2017 -
    Today, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), joined by House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Vicente González (D-TX), introduced legislation to promote domestic energy development on both America’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and its vast onshore federa... More
  • Chairman Bishop Releases Discussion Draft Legislation to Overhaul Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Nov 1, 2017 -
    Today, following months of hearings and input from stakeholders, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released discussion draft legislation to overhaul federal lands energy policy. The legislation reforms existing regulatory frameworks for energy development in America’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the vast onshore acreage... More
  • House Passes Bill to Boost Domestic Helium Production
    Press Release
    Nov 1, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3279, the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017.” Introduced by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA), the bill amends the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Bureau of Land Management to lease federal land for the purpose of helium production under the same lease terms used for oil and gas development. “With th... More
  • Onshore Energy Bill Draws Praise as Subcommitte Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Oct 13, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources heard testimony on a discussion draft of the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bill allows states with established regulatory programs to seek primacy for the implementation of federal permitting respo... More
  • Offshore Energy Bill Gains Support as Subcommittee Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act” or the “Astro Act.” The bill, which improves access to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy resources through more reliable leasing and an improved revenue sharing... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” to Aid Mine Cleanup Efforts
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act.” Introduced by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), the bill authorizes partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projects. The bill addresses impediments potential “Community Rec... More
  • Chairman Bishop Request to Secretaries Perdue and Zinke to Examine Politically Motivated Mineral Withdrawals
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue and Interior Secretary Zinke on mineral withdrawals. The letter states, “[U]nder the prior administration, mineral access on Federal land was regularly and systemically blocked, harming our nation’s economic and strategic potential. Indeed,... More
  • 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 House Appropriations Package
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018: “This package builds on the administration’s efforts to reduce bureaucracy and promote regulatory certainty across the Department of the Interior and other federal ... More
  • Subcommittee Begins Comprehensive Onshore Federal Lands Energy Policy Overhaul with Review of Targeted Reform Measures
    Press Release
    Sep 6, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources began a comprehensive legislative overhaul of federal onshore energy development with a legislative hearing to review targeted bills that reform the existing federal regulatory framework. “Each of these bills seeks to facilitate responsible onshore energy producti... More
  • Letter: Members Call on Secretary Zinke to Include all OCS Lands in the Development of New Offshore Leasing Plan
    Press Release
    Aug 16, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and 118 additional Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary Zinke requesting the Department of the Interior to include consideration of all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands in the development of a new National Outer Continental S... More
  • Bishop Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals Decision on Freeport LNG Export Terminal
    Press Release
    Aug 15, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a unanimous opinion that the U.S. Department of Energy conducted appropriate review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in its approval of the Freeport LNG export terminal project. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Tod... More
  • Bishop Statement on Rescindment of Federal Coal, Oil and Gas Valuation Rule
    Press Release
    Aug 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) rescinded the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This rescindment is another important step by the Trump administration to position... More
  • Subcommittee Discusses Bills to Bring Certainty to Mining Industry
    Press Release
    Jul 27, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on three bills to bring greater certainty to the mining industry and shield economic development and energy projects from politically motivated actions. “[T]he effects [of the Obama Administration’s coal moratorium] were felt most by the... More
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