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  • Committee Passes Rep. Thompson’s Bill to Protect Private Mineral Rights
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    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
  • Bishop Statement on Interior's Decision to Rescind Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
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    Jul 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its plan to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud Secretary Zinke and his team for their work in returning the Department, it’s sub-agencies and bureaus to their... More
  • Panel Seeks Innovative Approaches to Spur Vibrant Domestic Mining Industry
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing “Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining.” “Hardrock mining on federal land in the United States has a storied past, a challenging present and multiple needs for reform,” Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said... More
  • Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Bill to Foster Robust Domestic Helium Market
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    Jul 18, 2017 -
    Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) introduced H.R. 3279, the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017.” The bill authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to lease federal land for the purpose of helium production under the same lease terms as oil and gas. “Facilitating a robust domestic helium market will spur job creation, promote ma... More
  • Committee Reviews Economic Ripple Effect of Greater Alaska Oil and Gas Development
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on onshore oil and gas development in Alaska. Panel members highlighted the many benefits for Alaska and the Lower 48 if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) were opened for responsi... More
  • Panel: Expanding Offshore Access a Boon for Coastal Communities, Integral to Future Energy Security
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    Jul 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on federal offshore oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Panel members discussed the benefits of expanding access to the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Alaska for coastal communities, job creation nationall... More
  • Bishop Statement on Zinke's Secretarial Order on Onshore Oil and Gas Permitting
    Press Release
    Jul 6, 2017 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3354 to identify solutions to streamline the permitting process for mineral leases on federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Secretary Zinke’s commitment to foster regulatory certainty and unleash our energy potential is a... More
  • Bishop Announces New Subcommittee Chairman and Assignments
    Press Release
    Jun 29, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced updated assignments and subcommittee leadership appointments for the House Committee on Natural Resources during the 115th Congress. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) will serve as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) will ser... More
  • Panel: Regulatory Uncertainty, Red Tape Discourages Responsible Energy Development
    Press Release
    Jun 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the status of onshore oil and gas leasing and drill permitting processes on federal lands. Members and witnesses discussed improvements to the duplicative and costly bureaucratic policies discouraging operators from leasing federal min... More
  • Committee Passes Slate of Mining Reform Bills
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a slate of mining reform bills: H.R. 1731, the “Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act of 2017” or the “RECLAIM Act,” H.R. 2053, the “Mining School Enhancement Act,” and H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamati... More
  • Panel: Domestic Helium Production Needed Avoid Shortfall and Strengthen National Security
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    Jun 21, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Helium Extraction Act of 2017.” The bill authorizes the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lease federal land for the purpose of helium production under the same lease terms as oil and gas. “[M]ajor concerns... More
  • Rep. LaHood Introduces "Community Reclaimers" Bill to Expedite Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    Yesterday, Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act.” This bill authorizes partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purposes of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projects. “I commend Rep. LaHood for his leadership to build bipartisan consensu... More
  • Panel Discusses Path Forward on the Abandoned Mine Lands Program
    Press Release
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSMRE) Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Program. The Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Act of 1977 (SMCRA), which created the AML program, is the primary federal law regula... More
  • Bishop Response to Interior's Secretarial Order on Alaskan Energy
    Press Release
    Jun 1, 2017 -
    Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a Secretarial Order to jump-start oil and gas production in Alaska and update resource assessments in the North Slope. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This Order further demonstrates the Trump administration’s commitment to harnessing America’s... More
  • Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Draws Bipartisan Support
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    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (Rep. Darin LaHood, R-IL), discussion draft legislation to authorize partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projec... More
  • Panel: Optimizing Rigs-to-Reefs Program Benefits Marine Ecosystems, Coastal Economies
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    May 17, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on “Reviewing Recent State Successes with the Rigs to Reefs Program.” The panel focused on the environmental benefits of maintaining decommissioned oil and gas platforms as marine habitat and ways to optimize the program's use and benefits. "Since t... More
  • Bishop Statement on EPA’s Pebble Mine Announcement
    Press Release
    May 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement to allow the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska to proceed to regular permitting under the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed mineral development project was preemptively denied by the Obama administ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Failure to Advance the CRA for the Methane Venting and Flaring Rule
    Press Release
    May 10, 2017 -
    Today, the Senate failed to advance H.J. Res. 36 by a vote of 49-51. The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) would repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on Federal and Indian land. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the fol... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Trump Action on Offshore Energy Initiatives
    Press Release
    Apr 28, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on offshore initiatives. “A thorough review of the morass of bad policies developed and imposed by the prior administration to crush offshore development and investment is welcome... More
  • RECLAIM Act Needed to Accelerate Reclamation of Abandoned Mine Lands
    Press Release
    Apr 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 1731 (Rep. Hal Rogers, R-KY), the “Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act of 2017” or “RECLAIM Act.” “[H.R. 1731] finds a hard struck balance between many interested sta... More
  • Bishop Statement on Coal Secretarial Order
    Press Release
    Mar 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a Secretarial Order to formally end the coal leasing moratorium and reinstate the royalty advisory committee. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This moratorium was a hallmark policy of ... More
  • Statement on Trump Administration’s Plans to Repeal of Oil, Natural Gas and Coal Valuation Rule
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    Mar 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior announced plans to repeal the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” “The Trump administration should be commended for beginning the process of reversing the impossible regulatory requirements imposed ... More
  • Bishop Response to Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
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    Mar 22, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior’s Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico brought in over $274 million for over 900,000 acres in the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Finally, we are taking advantag... More
  • Reps. Hice and Lowenthal Introduce Bill to Enhance Financial Aid for Mine Cleanup
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    Mar 22, 2017 -
    Today, Representatives Jody Hice (R-GA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1668, the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act.” H.R. 1668 establishes a new foundation that will leverage private funding to assist federal land management agencies with abandoned mine lands cleanup as well as other mission areas. “... More
  • Panel: Infrastructure Package Must Include Permitting Reforms to Access Raw Materials
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    Mar 21, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed the importance of domestically sourced raw materials for the upcoming infrastructure package. “Aggregates such as crushed stone, sand, and gravel are the literal foundation of many of our infrastructure projects,” Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) ... More

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