Chairmen Newhouse, Daines Renew Call for Details of Biden Administration's 30x30 Initiative

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland renewing their request for details on the Biden Administration’s “30 by 30” initiative, or “America the Beautiful.” The letter was sent on the one-year anniversary of the Congressional and Senate…

Western Caucus, Oversight Republicans Rebuke Interior, EPA for Incentivizing "Sue and Settle" Agreements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair James Comer (KY-01), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, led 36 Western Caucus Members and Oversight Republicans in sending letters to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding the Biden…

Western Caucus Conservation Blueprint Gains Nationwide Support

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Western Caucus Foundation hosted a virtual forum to discuss the Biden Administration’s misguided “30 by 30,” or America the Beautiful, initiative and the importance of locally-led conservation and active land management. Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Chris Stewart (UT-02), and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT)…

What They Are Saying: Stakeholders Applaud Western Caucus on FY22 Sage-Grouse Provision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, industry leaders, stakeholders, and representatives of rural America issued the following statements in support of locally-led greater sage-grouse conservation efforts across the West and in support of the Congressional Western Caucus’ work to secure the long-standing provision prohibiting the use of federal funds to list the sage-grouse under the Endangered…

Western Caucus Members Secure Long-Standing Sage-Grouse Provision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Western Caucus Members applauded the inclusion of a long-standing greater sage-grouse provision in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus package. The provision prohibits funds being used to enact federal listing of the greater sage-grouse, thereby empowering state and local species managers to continue protecting sage-grouse populations in communities…

Newhouse, Westerman, Stauber Lead Forum on the Importance of Domestic Mining

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Western Caucus and House Natural Resources Republicans hosted a joint forum on the economic, national defense, and energy security benefits of mining in northern Minnesota and the development of the Twin Metals mine.   “This isn’t just about Minnesota, it’s about the whole country,” said Chairman Dan Newhouse…

Stauber, Newhouse Blast Biden’s Move to Cut Off Domestic Minerals, Kill American Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration requested a 20-year mineral withdrawal within the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota, triggering a two-year pause on new federal mining permits and leases in the area.   Congressional Western Caucus Vice Chair Pete Stauber (MN-08), who represents the Iron Range, and Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following…

OPINION: A blueprint for real conservation

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This piece was originally published in The Hill. Conservation is engrained within our western way of life. Our livelihood and quality of life out West is reliant upon healthy landscapes which is why we take pride in stewarding the land for current and future generations. Western land users should be seen as partners for accomplishing our conservation goals, not…

Biden Administration Ignores Utah Communities, Opts for Bloated National Monument Designations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Biden took yet another step toward misguided preservation and mismanagement of lands and resources in Utah by expanding the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument from 201,000 acres to 1.37 million acres and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from 1 million acres to 1.87 million acres.   “Instead of listening to the concerns of…

ICYMI: Western Caucus Members Advocate for Real Conservation Practices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, Congressional Western Caucus Members from across the United States introduced the Western Conservation Principles to continue promoting effective, locally-led, and voluntary conservation efforts already utilized throughout rural communities. The Principles outline the need for outcome-based conservation practices, from public-private…

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