IN THE NEWS: Utah county strikes major deal on wilderness, property swaps
October 23, 2014
By Phil Taylor, E&E News A small county in northeast Utah has reached a big agreement on the future management of its public lands, offering a spark to a sweeping legislative effort being led by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). Bishop today was scheduled to join Daggett County Commissioner Jerry Steglich, conservationists, county and state officials, and an off-highway vehicle advocate at the Utah State Capitol to tout a deal to designate more than 80,000 acres of wilderness, swap roughly 12,000 acres ... More
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Utah Public Lands Initiative Takes Important Step Forward
October 21, 2014
Salt Lake City—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, and Daggett County Commissioners today joined representatives from the conservation, outdoor recreation, and sportsmens’ community, to unveil the draft Daggett County lands proposal agreement as part of the broader Utah Public Lands Initiative. Speakers at the event also included Scott Groene- Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, John Andrews- School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, Paul Spitler-The Wilderne... More
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MEDIA ADVISORY-Bishop to Hold 10th Annual Education Conference at Utah State Capitol
October 20, 2014
WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, more than 160 high school students from Utah’s First Congressional District will attend the 10th annual Education Conference hosted by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) at the Utah State Capitol. Each year students join together at the state capitol to engage in discussions on topics pertaining to the three branches of federal government, history, and the election process. “I am grateful to the teachers, staff, volunteers, and speakers who help make this conference possible for ... More
IN THE NEWS: (BLOOMBERG) Utah Representative Likely Has Clear Path To Chair House Natural Resources Panel
October 3, 2014
By Anthony Adragna — Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) appears to have a clear path to chair the House Natural Resources Committee to succeed retiring chairman Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) after the only Republican in Bishop's path told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 2 that he wouldn't run. “[Bishop] is actively working toward that goal and is hopeful that he will be selected as the next chairman,” Melissa Subbotin, an aide to Bishop, told Bloomberg BNA. “Despite there being significant support behind his bid for cha... More
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President Obama Applies Antiquities Act to the Oceans
September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama today wielded his executive powers to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by six times its original size. The expanded national monument will now total 490,000 square miles. This area, which is three times larger than the State of Montana, will be off limits to commercial fishing and exploration for deep-sea energy development. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), who has raised concerns about the fact that Presidents are not required to seek ... More
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