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    • The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Committee (often referred to as simply "Resources") is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives. Originally called the "Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs," the name was changed to the Natural Resources Committee in 1993. The name was shortened to the Resources Committee in 1995 by the new Chairman, Don Young (at the same time, the committee took over the duties of the now-defunct Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee). Following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives in 2006, the name of the committee was changed back to its title used between 1993 and 1995....

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  • 6/10/2015
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Chairman Rob Bishop Opening Statement at the Full Committee Markup

Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources made the following opening statement at today's markup on H.R. 387, H.R. 521, H.R. 1289, H.R. 1992, H.R. 2295, H.R. 2358 & H.R. 2647. Remarks as prepared - Today, the Committee will mark-up several important pieces ... Read Full Article

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Bishop: EPA Study Damaging to Administration's Push for Federal Fracturing Rule

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the study issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on hydraulic fracturing activities and drinking water resources. “After five years of study, the EPA learned exactly wh... Read Full Article

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Chairman Tom McClintock Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing on a Discussi

Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Lands made the following opening statement at today's hearing on a Discussion Draft entitled "Returning Resilience to our Overgrown, Fire-prone National Forests Act of 2015." Remarks as prepared - Today the Subcommittee on Feder... Read Full Article

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Litigation Fanning Flames on National Forests; Bipartisan Support for Active Management is a Necessa

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft titled on "Returning Resilience to our Overgrown, Fire-prone National Forests Act of 2015."  “I want to thank Forest Service Chief Tidwell and all of our witnesses for the positive testimony on the Comm... Read Full Article

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  • 6/1/2015
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U.S. House Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization with Bipartisan Support

This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1335, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” legislation reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the primary law governing fisheries resource... Read Full Article

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FLOWCHART: The Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization

Next week the House will consider H.R. 1335 – “The Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act” (Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization).  The bill improves the conservation and management of U.S. fishery resources and will support a more robust domestic s... Read Full Article

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WOTUS Rule Undermines States’ Rightful Primacy in Water Management

Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.   “The Obama Administration’s latest act of executive defiance-by-fiat, the WOTUS rule, expands the EPA into a regul... Read Full Article

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Ranking Member Grijalva: Both Coasts, Alaska Can Expect California-Style Pipeline Disasters if Offsh

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva released the following statement today on the recent pipeline spill in California, which is now estimated to have spread more than 100,000 gallons of oil. “This is what we can look forward to – up and down both coastlines, from Florida to California... Read Full Article

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Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing

WHAT: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Legislative Hearing   "National Energy Security Corridors Act"   Witnesses:   Mr. Gregory Buppert (testimony -- disclosure form) Senior Attorney Southern Environmental Law Center Charlottesville, VA   Mr. Sean McGarvey (testimony -- disclosure ... Read Full Article

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Subcommittees on Federal Lands and Water, Power and Oceans Legislative Hearing

WHAT: Subcommittees on Federal Lands and Water, Power and Oceans Legislative Hearing   "A Bill to Weaken Environmental Standards Under the Guise of Helping Hunters and Fishermen"   Witnesses:   PANEL I Mr. Steve Ellis (testimony -- disclosure form) Deputy Director for Operations Bureau of Land M... Read Full Article

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Bipartisan “National Energy Security Corridors Act” Answers National Need for Updated Energy Infrast

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing to review the National Energy Security Corridors Act. This bipartisan discussion draft, introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), establishes National Energy Security Corridors on federa... Read Full Article

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Bipartisan “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act” to Help Ratepayers and Wildlife

Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing to review the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (H.R. 2358).   This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), will improve the safety and reliability o... Read Full Article

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Chairman Louie Gohmert Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Oversig

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations made the following opening statement at today's oversight hearing entitled "State Perspectives on the Status of Cooperating Agencies for the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule." Remarks as prep... Read Full Article

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  • 5/19/2015
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In Wake of Canadian Disaster, Grijalva and Lowenthal Request Federal Information on Mine Tailings Da

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, sent a letter today to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze requesting detailed information on tailings ... Read Full Article

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Witnesses Share View that States, Not the Obama Administration, Are Leading on Sage Grouse Conservat

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing titled, “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse.”  States have expressed frustration over the apparent reluctance of the Obama Administration to acknowledge the effectiveness of state-led species conservation,... Read Full Article

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