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  • Administration Sage Grouse Announcement is about Controlling Land, Not Saving Bird
    Posted in Press Release on May 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s announcement of federal land use plans for the Greater Sage Grouse. “This is just flat out wrong. If the Administration really cares about the bird they will adopt the state plans as they originally said they would. The state plans work. This proposal is only about controlling land, not saving the bird. “Our Committee has held hearings on how the federal agencies are not working with the states. When I became ... Read more

  • Chairman Bishop Holds Sage Grouse Hearing
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON— Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, held an oversight hearing titled, "Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse.” Chairman Bishop said the following during his opening remarks: “Given the chance, states could prevent the need for a federal listing, and prevent endless fights to de-list species that recover. States have already proven to be laboratories where innovative policy-makers can experiment to develop more effective policies. The pr... Read more

  • President Signs Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act into Law
    Posted in Press Release on July 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON— Today, President Barack Obama signed the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act [H.R. 356/ S. 27] into law. This legislation was authored by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The bill specifically 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 approximately 20,000 acres of land located within the northern portion of... Read more

  • Bishop Hails Committee Approval of Package Creating New Wilderness and Recreation Areas
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Government Reform

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, announced the approval of a comprehensive public lands package that will create new wilderness areas, release unnecessary wilderness study areas (WSA), convey federal land to local governments, provide land for economic development, and offer new outdoor recreation opportunities in Northern Nevada. The bipartisan Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic... Read more

  • House Passes NDAA
    Posted in Press Release on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON– The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes three provisions benefitting Northern Utah that were included at the request of Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), a senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee. “It is important that we pass the NDAA each year. The bill authorizes just about every aspect of our national defense infrastructure and capabilities. This year I am especially pleased that provisions to support ... Read more

  • Bishop Calls on Secretary Jewell to Further Examine the National Park Service’s Erroneous Comments on Hydraulic Fracturing
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON—Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell today received a letter from Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, requesting further information about the protocol and review process for the submission of official comments by the DOI and related agencies. The letter stems from the recent discovery that the National Park Service used unsubstantiated data from a New York Times opinion piece in... Read more

  • IN THE NEWS: Park Service director orders fracking comments withdrawn
    Posted in Article on December 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON, DC By Nick Snow, Washington Editor- Oil & Gas Journal National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis asked that comments the US Department of the Interior agency submitted about the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed hydraulic fracturing and well stimulation regulations on public and Indian lands be withdrawn, Jarvis said in a Nov. 12 letter to US Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). Bishop released the letter on Nov. 26. “The inclusion of a quote from an article on the New York Times op-... Read more

  • IN THE NEWS: Park Service Director Pulls Back Criticism of Hydraulic Fracturing
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Government Reform

    In Case You Missed It… “I have requested that the comments be withdrawn from the record,” Mr. Jarvis [NPS Director] said in the letter, dated earlier this month, in which he said nobody “from management” at the agency or at the White House Office of Management and Budget ever reviewed the document before it was submitted. National Journal: Park Service Director Pulls Back Criticism of Hydraulic Fracturing Washington Times: Park Service pulls objection to fracking; used op-ed instead of scientifi... Read more

  • Bishop Holds Legislative Hearing to Examine State and Federal Management of National Parks and Other Public Lands
    Posted in Press Release on November 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, today held a legislative hearing to examine bills pertaining to state and federal management of national parks and other public lands. Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox was among the guests testifying at the hearing today. “The common thread among the legislation we considered and of the testimony we heard today was that the centralized soviet-style man... Read more

  • House Sends Senate a Bill to Improve Energy Leasing and Permit Process
    Posted in Press Release on November 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON– The House of Representatives today passed legislation to improve the current leasing and permitting process for resource development on federal land. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, has been a leading proponent of the - Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act [H.R. 1965] and lauded the House’s support for the measure. The average time for lease holders to obtain a state-issued permit to drill on approved... Read more