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  • Introducing the POWER Act
    Press Release
    Jan 28, 2021 -
    Today, Republican members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced the Protecting our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act of 2021 as a response to President Joe Biden’s ban on new energy leases in federal lands and waters. “With the stroke of a pen, President Biden locked up millions of ac... More
  • Biden’s Executive Order on Climate Harms Economy, Environment
    Press Release
    Jan 27, 2021 -
    Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order titled, “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: “Job killing, top-down, detrimental regulation is the Democrat way. P... More
  • Bishop Statement on DOI’s Updated Permian Basin Assessment
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today regarding the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) updated assessment of the Permian Basin: “The USGS’s latest assessment of the Permian Basin has doubled our nation’s onshore resources and is a homerun for our economy. It... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Democrat Hypocrisy at Hearing
    Press Release
    Jun 14, 2018 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft titled the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act, which would increase the role of states in federal mineral management while respecting the American taxpayer. ... More
  • Secretary Zinke Touts Administration’s Progress to Enhance Public Access to Public Lands
    Press Release
    Mar 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources received testimony from Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request and DOI’s policy priorities. “Interior’s 2019 budget prioritizes American interests with targeted investments to advance American energy d... More
  • American LNG Exports Bolster U.S. Geopolitical Alliances
    Press Release
    Feb 27, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources examined the role of the U.S. in liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets and benefits of natural gas production, transmission and exportation for America and its allies. “In recent years, the production of natural gas has allowed the U.S. to become an undeniable force... More
  • Panel: Legislation Needed to Address Seismic Research Permitting Failures, Prevent Future Political Abuse
    Press Release
    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
  • Bishop Statement on Introduction of Senate Companion Onshore Energy Legislation
    Press Release
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Panel: Expanding Offshore Access a Boon for Coastal Communities, Integral to Future Energy Security
    Press Release
    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 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
  • Subcommittee Debunks Seismic Scare Tactics
    Press Release
    Jul 14, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on the bureaucratic delays and lack of transparency with the federal permitting process for seismic surveying in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Since the Department of the Interior first initiated the regulatory process in 2009 to allow... More
  • Witness Panel: Arctic Rule Will Freeze Development Necessary for Strong Alaskan Economy
    Press Release
    Jun 16, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s proposed Arctic Rule and its potential impacts on offshore energy development to native Alaskans, the State of Alaska, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, and to our nation’s goal of energy security. The hearin... More
  • Bishop: Shell Approval to Drill in Arctic Affirms the Safety of Offshore Drilling
    Press Release
    May 12, 2015 -
    Yesterday, the Department of the Interior gave conditional approval to allow Shell to move forward with developing Alaska’s offshore areas. Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement. “The Obama Administration’s decision to approve Shell’s exploratory plan is finally a sign of its affirmation of the i... More
  • 163 Members of Congress Urge Administration to Increase Energy Production in Outer Continental Shelf
    Press Release
    Apr 23, 2015 -
    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, along with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today led 159 of their Senate and House colleagues in urging Interior Secretary S... More
  • Chairman Rob Bishop Opening Statement at the Full Committee Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) of the Committee on Natural Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Innovations in Safety Since the 2010 Macondo Incident." Remarks as prepared - Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal ha... More
  • Committee Reviews Innovations in Safety in the Five Years Following the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2015 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing to commemorate the five year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and to review safety innovations that the industry has put forth since then. “Five years since the Macondo spill in the Gulf, there is widespread recognition that a great deal ha... More
  • Committee Hearing Highlights States’ Frustration with Obama Administration’s Restrictive Offshore Leasing Plan
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2015 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022, released on January 27. Witnesses included Governor Pat McCrory, who testified on how federal regulatory polici... More
  • Chairman Doug Lamborn Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2015 -
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan." Remarks as prepared - I’d like to begin this morning’s hearing by talking about com... More
  • Bishop Issues Statement on Administration’s National Ocean Policy Report
    Press Release
    Mar 27, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement this evening on the Obama Administration’s release of its first Report on the Implementation of the National Ocean Policy: “The Administration's ocean policy is similar to its approach to federal lands, particularly in the W... More
  • Kornze Faces Committee Scrutiny On Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
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    Mar 26, 2015 -
    Committee on Natural Resources Vice Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) today questioned BLM Director Neil Kornze on how the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between BLM and the states will operate. “Who will approve well bore integrity issues? Will you approve those? Who will do the inspections? Will [states] be br... More
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