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  • Bishop Statement on BLM Methane Rule Revision
    Press Release
    Feb 12, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced a proposal to revise the 2016 Waste Prevention Rule, also known as the venting and flaring rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The previous administration scorned domestic energy development and crafted the prior rule to deliberately stif... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency of Utility Rates for American Taxpayers
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    Feb 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2371, the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the bill establishes a pilot project to increase the transparency of the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) costs, rates, and o... More
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Monument Bills Developed with Local Input, Stakeholder Engagement
    Press Release
    Feb 6, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a series of bipartisan national monument, conservation and recreation bills highlighting the importance of local stakeholder engagement in conservation management decisions. H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act,” establishes the Medgar... More
  • Bishop Statement on Administration’s Work to Promote Regulatory Certainty
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    Jan 31, 2018 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Commerce entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to evaluate and improve consultations for agricultural crop protection products under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The... More
  • Native Utah Navajo, Administration Support Bill to Create First Tribally Managed National Monument
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    Jan 30, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held its second legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), the bill creates the first tribally co-managed national monument in history. In the waning days of office, President... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Rep. John Curtis to Committee
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2018 -
    Today, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), at the request of Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), was named to the House Committee on Natural Resources. He will serve on the Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources and Federal Lands. “Rep Curtis has the ability to work with people on all sides to reach practical solutions and will be... More
  • Bishop on SOTU, Regulatory Rollbacks Critical
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump understands that we must modernize onerous and duplicative federal permitting requirements for any infrastructure package to succeed. I look forwar... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico Fiscal Plans, PREPA Privatization
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    Jan 25, 2018 -
    Today, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló submitted updated fiscal plans to the Financial Management and Oversight Board, as required under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The proposals include initial plans for the privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority... More
  • Bishop Statement on DOI Action to Construct Life-Saving Road in Alaska
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    Jan 22, 2018 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land-swap agreement to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. “Today is a great day for Alaska, and an especially important day for the residents of King Cove. Secretary Zinke has done what the previous administration refused; he prio... More
  • Panel: Legislation Needed to Address Seismic Research Permitting Failures, Prevent Future Political Abuse
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    Jan 19, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine regulatory obstacles to seismic research in America’s outer continental shelf (OCS). Acoustic seismic surveying is used to collect valuable information regarding offshore geological structures, and is used by a myriad of stakeh... More
  • Trump Administration Slashes Red-Tape Stifling American Energy Development
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    Jan 18, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine Department of the Interior (DOI) actions to eliminate regulatory burdens for onshore oil and gas development on federal lands. In March 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Econo... More
  • Bishop Statement on Introduction of Senate Companion Onshore Energy Legislation
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    Jan 18, 2018 -
    Today, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bill mirrors Title II of H.R. 4239, the “SECURE American Energy Act,” which passed the Committee in November 2017. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following s... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Improve Regulatory Efficiency, Environmental Progress
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    Jan 10, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3133, the “Streamlining Environmental Approvals (SEA) Act of 2017.” Introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), the bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to remove duplicative permitting requirements that inhibit economic development and restoration... More
  • Minority Leadership Flip Flops on Support for Tribal Rights in House Vote
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    Jan 10, 2018 -
    Today, 158 House Democrats voted against S. 140 (Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ), a bill that promotes tribal self-governance over tribal resources, lands and business regulation. Despite claims to overwhelmingly support tribal rights, all 5 Subcommittee Ranking Members voted against the measure. “This legislation promotes the ... More
  • Curtis Bill Enhances Antiquities Protections, Creates First Ever Tribally-Managed National Monument
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    Jan 9, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), and cosponsored by every Member of the House of Representatives from Utah, the bill builds upon President Trump’s right-sizin... More
  • Bishop on GAO Report: America’s Offshore Energy Potential Undermined by Bureaucratic Dysfunction
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    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
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    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
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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
    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
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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
    Press Release
    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
    Press Release
    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

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