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  • Westerman Slams Biden for Killing Offshore Leases, Increasing Gas Prices
    Press Release
    May 12, 2022 -
    Last night, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will no longer hold court-ordered offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "This announcement puts the Biden adm... More
  • Committee Republicans Seek Answers on 30x30 Slush Fund
    Press Release
    May 12, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory, requesting further information on how CEQ will implement the $1 billion "America the Beautiful Challenge," a rebranded 30x30 Initiative. In part,... More
  • Western Drought Impacts Every American
    Press Release
    May 11, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a Republican forum titled "How Western Drought Affects Every American." "It's clear that the severe drought has further tightened its grip on many western communities," Westerman said. "For example, communities in the Klamath regio... More
  • ICYMI: The Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act Is the Wrong Solution for American Mining
    Press Release
    May 11, 2022 -
    Everything in this world is either grown or mined, and if we don’t grow it or mine it in America, we import it. Events from the past few years, namely the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have highlighted America’s hunger for metals, including copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum-group elements, and ... More
  • Westerman Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Enhance National Parks
    Press Release
    May 10, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (D-Ohio) and Angus King (I-Maine) and more than 30other members in introducing the National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022. "You shouldn't visit a nati... More
  • Westerman, McCarthy Lead Bipartisan Giant Sequoias Tour
    Press Release
    May 6, 2022 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) for a tour of the Sequoia National Forest. "California's Gia... More
  • Biden Administration Continues War on American Minerals
    Press Release
    May 5, 2022 -
    This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its recommendation that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not re-issue PolyMet’s Clean Water Act Section 404 permit for the NorthMet project in northeastern Minnesota. "Actions speak louder than words, and while the Biden administration is claiming to suppo... More
  • Committee Republicans Continue Inquiry Into Interior Personnel's Ethics Issues
    Press Release
    May 3, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Blake Moore (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Senior Counselor t... More
  • Westerman Commemorates 150th Arbor Day
    Press Release
    Apr 29, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in honor of the 150th celebration of Arbor Day: "As the only licensed forester in Congress, I've seen firsthand the countless benefits trees provide for our daily lives. Healthy forests give us clean ai... More
  • MAPLand Act Becomes Law
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    Apr 29, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, President Joe Biden signed the Modernizing Access to Our Public LandAct (MAPLand Act) into law. U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah) introduced the bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives last year. "Congratulations to my good friend and committee colleague, Congressman Moore, on seeing hi... More
  • House Passes Three Committee Republican Bills
    Press Release
    Apr 27, 2022 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a slate of bills under the House Committee on Natural Resources' jurisdiction, including three introduced by the late U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska). Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I can't think of any bette... More
  • ICYMI: Conserving Our Resources Today For A Better Day Tomorrow
    Press Release
    Apr 27, 2022 -
    I’ve had the privilege of visiting all 50 states, and I can confidently say America is unparalleled in its beauty, diversity, heritage, and bounty of natural resources. From deserts, to mountains, to marshes, to coastlines, and everything in between, ours is a country unlike any other. Church organist Katherine Lee Ba... More
  • Celebrating Conservation on Earth Day
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in honor of Earth Day 2022: "Today and every day, we have a sacred responsibility to act in a manner that leaves this world and our resources in even better condition than we inherited them. Practicing tr... More
  • Westerman Statement on Biden Forestry Announcement
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on forestry. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I'm pleased to see President Biden finally recognizing something congressional Republicans have promoted for years: that properly m... More
  • Westerman Joins Scalise for Offshore Energy Tour
    Press Release
    Apr 21, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other Republican members for a tour of Louisiana's offshore oil and gas industry. "Democrats love to demonize the oil and gas industry, yet they forget how it employs hardworking Ame... More
  • Biden Administration Implements More Red Tape, Federal Bureaucracy During Inflation
    Press Release
    Apr 19, 2022 -
    Today, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced it is rolling back several National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reforms made under the Trump administration. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Yet another short-sighte... More
  • Biden Administration Announces Onshore Lease Sales, Raises Royalty Rate
    Press Release
    Apr 15, 2022 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the Bureau of Land Management will post notices for lease sales, including approximately 173 parcels of public land, on Monday, April 18. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in respon... More
  • What They Are Saying: The No Timber From Tyrants Act
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2022 -
    Last week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act. This legislation would prohibit imports of forest products from Russia and Belarus while ramping up responsible harvesting of American timber to create new jobs, produce more sustainable w... More
  • Taxpayers Should Not Fund Biden's Vague, Undefined Environmental Slush Fund
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden announced a $1 billion "America the Beautiful Challenge." House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The Biden administration continues to weaponize the bipartisan goal of conserving America's natural treasures an... More
  • ICYMI: Republicans Seek Ban on Russian Timber, Boost to U.S. Logging
    Press Release
    Apr 8, 2022 -
    House Republicans proposed legislation Thursday that would ban imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus during the war with Ukraine, and ramp up domestic timber harvesting on public lands and national forests. The No Timber From Tyrants Act, sponsored by Natural Resources ranking member Bruce Westerman (Ark.),... More
  • Westerman Leads Legislation Banning Timber Imports From Russia
    Press Release
    Apr 7, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act with the support of more than 80 members and 35 industry groups. This legislation would prohibit imports of forest products from Russia and Belarus while ramping up responsible har... More
  • Committee Unanimously Passes Three Republican Bills
    Press Release
    Apr 6, 2022 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously passed a slate of five bills, three of which were Republican-led. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I'm so pleased to see this committee's members reaching across the aisl... More
  • Obernolte Named Acting Ranking Member of Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee
    Press Release
    Apr 6, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced U.S. Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.) as acting ranking member of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. The late U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) formerly held the position until his passing in... More
  • Biden's SPR Decision, New Fees Are Shortsighted, Unsustainable
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    Mar 31, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden announced an unprecedented drawdown from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), intending to place 1 million barrels of oil on the market every day for the next six months and increase fees on federal oil and gas leaseholders. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerma... More
  • Biden's Mineral Announcement Misses Bigger Picture
    Press Release
    Mar 31, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden announced he is invoking Defense Protection Act powers in order to ramp up domestic production of critical minerals. "After more than two years of repeated assaults on American energy and mineral production - including shuttering the Twin Metals project in Minnesota - it is laughable that Pre... More
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Westerman Slams Biden for Killing Offshore Leases, Increasing Gas Prices

Last night, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will no longer hold court-ordered offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. House Committee on Natural Resources R...... Read more

Committee Republicans Seek Answers on 30x30 Slush Fund

Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory, requesting further inform...... Read more

Western Drought Impacts Every American

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a Republican forum titled "How Western Drought Affects Every American." "It's clear that the severe drought has...... Read more

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