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  • ICYMI: Key House Panel Plans Hearing on Puerto Rico Electrical Grid Recovery
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Colin Wilhelm Politico Pro The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this summer on Puerto Rico's fitful recovery from hurricanes Maria and Irma focused on the U.S. territory's troubled electrical grid. Chairman Rob Bishop called the power grid and Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis "interrelated"... More
  • ICYMI: Committee on Natural Resources to Hold Hearing in Alpena to Discuss Impact of the Cormorant
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Alice Shea 9&10 News The Committee on Natural Resources is leaving Capitol Hill for the day and coming to Northern Michigan, where they’ll hold an oversight hearing on the cormorant, an aquatic bird, next week. The committee will be holding a field hearing in Alpena next Monday, June 11. They recently introduced the... More
  • Politico Pro Q&A: House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop
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    Jun 1, 2018 -
    Politico Almost every member of Congress thinks the institution is broken in some way, and House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is no exception. Bishop, a former state legislator who is seeking reelection this year for one final term in the House, wants to abolish the Senate filibuster, reform the appro... More
  • Environmental Red Tape Stalls Border Agents Trying to Fill Drug-Smuggler Tunnels
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    May 25, 2018 -
    Fox News Environmental red tape is causing “long delays” for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents. Frustrated agents complain the lengthy federal r... More
  • June meeting to focus on West Slope energy
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    May 22, 2018 -
    The Daily Sentinel U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and two other House Republicans are hoping to refocus on Western energy sources and rural economic woes. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, will preside over a field hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee on June 1 at Colorado Mesa University, in Tipton's 3rd Congress... More
  • Op-Ed: The Mad Rush of Bears Ears Mining Claims That Never Happened
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    Feb 20, 2018 -
    Op-Ed: The Mad Rush of Bears Ears Mining Claims That Never Happened Washington Examiner Matthew Anderson February 19, 2018 When the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Shows debuted last month in Denver, attendees surveyed the latest and greatest in outdoor recreation equipment. But even with all this novelty and innovation, the... More
  • National Journal: Top Natural Resources Democrat Wants Colleagues to Step Up
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    Jan 17, 2018 -
    National Journal House Natural Resources Committee ranking member Raul Grijalva is calling into question rank-and-file Democratic commitment to combatting one of the most controversial Trump administration regulatory rollbacks: the dramatic downsizing of the Bears Ears National Monument. And he’s not alone. One of his ... More
  • 2018 Legislative Preview: National Monuments
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    Jan 8, 2018 -
    2018 Legislative Preview: National Monuments CQ Magazine – Cover Story January, 8 2018 As the Trump administration moves to scale back national monuments designated by past presidents under the Antiquities Act, House Republicans are looking for ways to make that mission easier by overhauling the 111-year old statute. H... More
  • Rob Bishop: Congress must cement Trump's public lands agenda into law
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    Jan 2, 2018 -
    Washington Examiner Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says he's thrilled to finally be working with a president who supports the idea of returning the control of federal land to states and localities. But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, he said Congress needs to work quick... More
  • Wall Street Journal: The Right Move on Monuments
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    Dec 5, 2017 -
    NOTE: "Calm down, guys. Most of the two million newly undesignated acres are still public lands, subject to rigorous federal and state protections. The Trump Administration increased Native American representation on the advisory Bears Ears Commission. Later this week Utah Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis will intr... More
  • Bishop: Restore the Antiquities Act's Noble Vision
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    Oct 11, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop In a Tuesday op-ed, I explained the constitutional threat posed by the Antiquities Act, and why its repeated abuse is inconsistent with the constitutional pillars of the rule of law and checks and balances. As it turns out, there's a reason the Founders chose these principles as the basis of our... More
  • Chairman Bishop: Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government
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    Oct 10, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A government with unpredictable and arbitrary laws poisons the blessings of liberty itself." The first axiom is fro... More
  • Washington Times: Wildfires in the West Revive Push to Thin Federal Forests
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    Sep 8, 2017 -
    NOTE: “We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can do things about forest management that make sense so we can diminish forest fires for the future,” Mr. Perdue said at a recent press conference with Mr. Zinke at the Lolo Creek firefighting camp near Florence, Montana. In their corner are House Republicans — and... More
  • Op-ed: Facing Another Catastrophic Wildfire Season, Congress Must Act
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    Sep 6, 2017 -
    NOTE: “There’s plenty of science that shows fuel reduction helps reduce the size and severity of fires. That’s why Congress must reduce the cost and time needed to develop and implement forest projects that reduce fuel loads and help adapt our landscapes to the impacts of climate change and drought. Congress must also ... More
  • Wall Street Journal: People Are Dying Here: Federal Hospitals Fail Native Americans
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    Jul 7, 2017 -
    Indian Health Service facilities sanctioned for dangerous, faulty care, leaving often-impoverished patients on remote reservations without services required by law By Dan Frosch and Christopher Weaver At the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge, S.D., a 57-year-old man was sent home with a bronchitis diagnosis—... More
  • Op-Ed: "Time to Modernize the Antiquity Act"
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    May 24, 2017 -
    NOTE: “Consider how far the Antiquities Act has strayed from its original intent: The act states that monument designations should be limited to “the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.” In recent years, however, it has been used as a large-scale conservation policy,... More
  • Bishop on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers
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    Apr 30, 2017 -
    Earlier today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) appeared on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers to discuss a range of issues including energy development on federal lands, forest management and wildfires and President Trump’s recent executive order on national monuments. Click below to view the interview... More
  • Washington Times: Obama’s Energy Legacy: Oil, Natural Gas Production on Federal Lands Tanked
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    Mar 15, 2017 -
    By: Valerie Richardson Another piece of President Obama’s energy legacy: Oil and natural gas production on federal lands tanked under his tenure even as private activity increased. From 2008 to 2016, major indicators of federal onshore and natural gas operations declined, including the number of leases, acres leased, p... More
  • Washington Examiner: House Tees Up Fight to Limit Endangered Species Rules
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    Mar 1, 2017 -
    By John Siciliano House Republicans on Wednesday will help draw attention to endangered species rules that are limiting the expansion of hydro-electric dams and could impede President Trump's infrastructure development goals. The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a Wednesday hearing to examine environmental ... More
  • Bloomberg: Bishop Plans Action on Regulations and Resource Laws
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    Feb 2, 2017 -
    By: Alan Kovski There is an overflowing list of possible actions the House Natural Resources Committee could launch in 2017 after six years of sometimes rancorous stalemate on many of them between Congress and the Obama administration. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), chairman of the committee, spoke Jan. 30 to Bloomberg BNA ... More
  • Morning Consult: Winning the Fight on Stream Protection
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    Feb 1, 2017 -
    By: Bill Johnson and Evan Jenkins and David McKinley For close to a decade, Republicans have been leading the charge against the regulatory onslaught on coal communities. But now, with an ally in the White House, we can finally begin to roll back some of the punishing regulations of the last eight years. This starts wi... More
  • Missoulian: Congress Must Act on National Forests
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    Nov 15, 2016 -
    By Dale Bosworth, retired chief of the U.S. Forest Service and former Regional Forester in Missoula, and Jack Blackwell is a retired Regional Forester for the California region of the Forest Service. Many of our national forests are in dire condition and Congress must take urgent action to address this worsening crisis... More
  • Bloomberg: Fight Pipeline, Drill for Oil: Either Way, Tribes Want Control of Their Lands
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    Oct 12, 2016 -
    By: Catherine Traywick The Southern Ute Indian Tribe of southwestern Colorado has a higher long-term credit rating than Wells Fargo & Co., and more oil and natural-gas wells than it has members. Welcome to the other side of the tribal land energy conundrum. While the Standing Rock Sioux have drawn considerable media co... More
  • Wall Street Journal: It’s Time for the Feds to Get Out of Indian Country
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    Oct 7, 2016 -
    By: Terry L. Anderson and Shawn Regan As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump court the minority vote, they have paid virtually no attention to one of the most impoverished groups—Native Americans. More than any other group, American Indians are shackled by bureaucratic red tape that deprives them of the same rights and di... More
  • The Hill: Embracing Arctic Offshore Exploration for Economic and Energy Security
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    Sep 9, 2016 -
    By: “Ayyaiyak” Stefanie Armstrong As a proud Alaska Native and an aspiring engineer at the University of Alaska Anchorage, I’m enthused about Alaska’s future, and my role in it. I’m also convinced that Alaska’s economic sustainability and America’s energy security are inextricably bound to the continuation of safe, res... More

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