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Bishop Statement on Report From GAO on Energy Development on Indian Lands


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2015 - Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today issued the following statement in response to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) titled, "Indian Energy Development: Poor Management by BIA Has Hindered Energy Development on Indian Lands."

"This report is the latest black mark against the Bureau of Indian Affairs. By hindering energy development on Indian lands, the federal government is blockading economic opportunities for Indian Country. The Committee will be working to ensure that the Department of the Interior is held to account for this gross mismanagement and neglect toward tribal communities."

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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