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  • Bishop Statement on Rescindment of Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
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    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    Today, the Department of the Interior rescinded the Bureau of Land Management’s hydraulic fracturing rule.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
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    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
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    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
  • Chairman Bishop Invites Patagonia CEO to Testify Before the Committee
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    Dec 15, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to founder and CEO of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, inviting him to testify before the Committee on the Antiquities Act, national monuments and federal land management. “The committee believes that major public policy decisions involving ... More
  • Former Utah Governor, Chairman Bishop Re-Expose Political Deception Surrounding 1996 Monument Designation
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    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act,” former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (R-UT) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) detailed the process by which the Clinton administration designated the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 19... More
  • Committee Reviews Bill to Codify Protections for Trump’s New Monuments, Create Utah’s Sixth National Park
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    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.” Introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) the bill codifies the boundaries of the newly-created Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments and creates Utah’s sixth national park. “The key t... More
  • Republicans Defeat Attempt to Ban Wheelchairs, Bikes and Strollers from Public Lands
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    Dec 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1349. Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill clarifies that the Wilderness Act never intended for a universal ban of wheelchairs, adaptive cycles, bicycles, and other human-powered implements in wilderness areas. “... More
  • Committee Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization
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    Dec 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 200, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.” Introduced by Chairman Emeritus Don Young (R-AK), the bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Magnuson-Stevens Act by implementing regional flexibility, tailored ... More
  • Onerous Regulatory Scheme for Mineral Development Exacerbates Foreign Resources Dependence
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    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
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    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
  • Panel: Improving Management of Nation’s Resources Requires Overhaul of DOI’s Organization Structure
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    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an initial oversight hearing on policies and concepts for reorganizing the Department of the Interior (DOI) to improve resource management and better serve the American people. “The Department has lost touch with the concerns of Americans,” Subcommittee Chair... More
  • Bill to Prevent Draconian Public Access Restrictions Under Wilderness Act Draws Praise
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    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills. Among those bills considered at the hearing, H.R. 1349, introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), would restore the original intent of the Wilderness Act and improve land access to disabled veterans, families and the eld... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Memorialize Pacific Theater World War II Veterans
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    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bipartisan legislation establishes a memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor the U.S... More
  • Bishop Statement on Appointment to Tax Reform Conference Committee
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    Dec 5, 2017 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the the House-Senate conference committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement: “I appreciate the Speaker nominating Rep. Young and myself to help nego... More
  • Members Unveil Bills to Settle Utah Monument Controversy
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    Dec 5, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) unveiled the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek National Monuments Act and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act. The bills, co-sponsored by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), codify in law requirements for ... More
  • Bishop Statement on President Trump Protecting Antiquities in Utah, Addressing Past Executive Abuse
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    Dec 4, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud President Trump for recognizing the limitations of the law. Americans of all political stripes should commend him for reversing prior administrations' abuses of the Antiquities Act and instead exercising his power... More
  • Bishop Statement on EPA CERCLA Announcement
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    Dec 3, 2017 -
    Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) correctly determined that requirements on the hardrock mining industry for demonstrating financial responsibility under section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) are unwarranted. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) is... More
  • Bills Advance to Prevent Politically Motivated, Anti-Energy Federal Actions
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    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
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Memorialize World War II Veterans
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    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee passed H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) and House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bipartisan legislation establishes a ... More
  • House Passes Bill to Protect Jobs in Minnesota
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    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
  • Panel Reviews Bill to Spur Water Infrastructure Development Across the West
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    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4419, the “Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining Act.” Introduced by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), the bill seeks to streamline and expedite water infrastructure development across the West by requi... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump's Utah Visit
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    Nov 30, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on President Trump’s upcoming visit to Utah: “I thank President Trump for his upcoming visit to the State of Utah and for his commitment to listen to local voices and elected leaders from our communities. Utah has become grou... More
  • NEPA: An Environmental Law Subverted
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    Nov 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Full Committee held an oversight hearing to discuss improving and modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The panel discussed deficiencies in NEPA’s implementation and potential legislative improvements to enable the law to best serve its intended purpose. “In 1969, NEPA was originally desi... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of Land Management
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    Nov 16, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to help BLM partner with state and local governments to improve federal land management. I congratulate Brian and look forward... More
  • Panel Reviews Bipartisan National Park Service Bills
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    Nov 15, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a series of bills that benefits local communities, spurs economic growth and preserves American history. Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Vice Chairman Darin LaHood (R-IL), H.R. 801, the bipartisan “Route 66 National Historic Trail Design... More

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