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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

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Bill Protecting Property Rights in Texas and Oklahoma Passes House

The House passed H.R. 428 (Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-TX), the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act, to end decades of confusion over the true boundary between Texas and Oklahoma and bring certainty to landowners along the Red River. The bill passed by a vote of 250-171.

House Repeal of Duplicative BLM Methane Rule Helps People, Protects Jobs

The House passed H.J. Res 36 sponsored by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT). This joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) will repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal and Indian land.

Chairmen Bishop and Barrasso Take Aim at Methane Rule under Congressional Review Act

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced H. J. Res. 36 and S. J. Res 11. These are joint resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal and Indian land. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states already regulate methane emissions from oil and gas sources.

Bishop Reaction to Trump Actions on Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s actions related to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines

DOI’s Dam Plan Undermines Hydropower

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Deputy Secretary Mike Connor announced the final Record of Decision for Glen Canyon Dam's Long-term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP). The Glen Canyon Dam’s reservoir is located in both Arizona and Utah. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement

Cantwell Statement on $1B Investment in Clean Energy Technologies

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, made the following statement on the formation of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund that will invest more than $1 billion in early stage and growth companies for clean technologies

Bishop Statement on Senate Passage of WIIN Act

Early this morning, the Senate passed S. 612 (Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX), the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN), by a vote of 78-21. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement

Bipartisan WIIN Act Passes House

The House passed the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN) by a vote of 360-61. Provisions from the House Committee on Natural Resources included in the bill will bring drought relief for California and the West, by expanding water storage and delivery, and bring forth long-term water resolutions to Indian reservations. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

House Passes Bipartisan “National Park Service Centennial Act”

The House passed H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act” (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), bipartisan legislation to equip the National Park Service (NPS) with the tools to better manage and promote our national parks.

WRDA Agreement Delivers for Drought-Stricken West

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, a comprehensive water resources agreement set for consideration this week on the House

Federal Lands Freedom Act Empowers State Energy Development

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 866 (Rep. Diane Black), the “Federal Lands Freedom Act of 2015.” This bill will delegate control over responsible energy exploration to states.

Administration More Interested in Destroying Dams than Generating Affordable Hydroelectricity

Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the destruction of four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement

Obama Administration is Exploiting Native Americans to Advance Their Extreme Environmental Agenda

The U.S. Departments of the Army, the Interior and Justice invited tribal leaders to participate in government-to-government consultations on infrastructure permitting. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statemen

National Park Service Awards $1.5 Million in LWCF Grants for Park Improvements in Washington

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the National Park Service’s (NPS) announcement of more than $1.5 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to fund new park construction and to improve park facilities at three sites in the state of Washington

Obama Administration’s Final NEPA Guidance: Litigation Blueprint For Radical Special Interest Groups

The House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on the impacts of the Obama Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) controversial Final Guidance for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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