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IN THE NEWS: Utah Republicans Bishop, Hatch draw rare praise from enviros for land-swap bill

11 Jul 2014

by Scott Streater, E&E reporter view online here Utah Rep. Rob Bishop (R) has long butted heads with conservation leaders and the Obama administration over land-use policies that he says hamper domestic energy production and destroy jobs. But Bishop and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) drew praise from conservation groups yesterday, the day after the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Bishop and Ha... READ MORE

Bishop Lauds Senate Passage of Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act

9 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Senate today passed the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act [H.R. 356/ S. 27] originally introduced by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The legislation facilitates the exchange of approximately 20,000 acres of state-held mineral rights within the Hill Creek Extension of the Ute Indian Reservation for mineral rights on appro... READ MORE

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