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  • EPA Announces the Creation of the Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Multiple-Use, Federal Land Management , American Energy Security

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the creation of the Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains to be located in Lakewood, Colorado. “Today is an important day for the future of the West as EPA is finally recognizing the important regional and geographical challenges we face. For too long, the EPA has ignored the priorities of Western States, the creation of the Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains within th... Read more

  • Bernhardt Signs Record of Decision to Begin Leasing Program in ANWR
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Multiple-Use, Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed a Record of Decision approving the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. “Today’s announcement by Secretary Bernhardt is another step towards American energy independence. Oil and gas development in ANWR will not only help fuel our country, but also provide thousands of good-paying jobs for hard working Americans. The ... Read more

  • Critical Minerals Legislation Included in Senate COVID-19 Recovery Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after it was announced that the American Mineral Security Act would be included in the Senate COVID-19 relief package. “Including the Murkowski/Manchin language addressing our critical mineral shortage in the next COVID response package will be a win for the American people and our national security. We currently rely on China for 20 critical minerals that are essential for our daily lives, that is no longer sustainable. Chin... Read more

  • What They Are Saying: Army Corps Publishes Pebble Mine EIS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Army Corps of Engineers published the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pebble Mine project in Alaska. “Today's announcement by the Army Corps is a welcome one and is about fairness. The Pebble Mine should be given the same opportunity to go through the federal environmental review process as any other mining project. Regardless of whether this project meets the needed environmental qualification... Read more

  • President Trump Delivers on his Promise to Get America Building Again
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump announced the final rule to modernize the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA). “Today’s announcement by the President that we are updating NEPA is welcome news for everyone in America who likes to see America build things and grow. For too long, NEPA has grown stale, wrapped in judicial decisions, lengthy paperwork requirements and more. What was originally just a checklist for project take off has be... Read more

  • Western Caucus Members Applaud New EPA CWA 401 Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to increase the efficiency and transparency of the Clean Water Act Section 401 certification process. This new rulemaking will ensure that new infrastructure projects will receive a timely review process and ensure that Clean Water Act standards are still being met. “Today’s final rule from EPA is a win for American consumers, workers and our environment. Domestic interstate commerce ties our states together ... Read more

  • Western Caucus Members Spearhead Legislation to Protect U.S. Mineral Supply Chains
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06) introduced the American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020. They were joined by Western Caucus Chair Emeritus and House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (UT-01), House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology Ranking Republican Frank Lucas (OK-03), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). “I am proud to sponsor the American Critical Mi... Read more

  • Twin Metals Takes Another Step Forward
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Property Rights, American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statements after Twin metals Minnesota offered their Mine Plan of Operation: "Today’s announcement by Twin Metals is a tremendous step forward for Minnesota and America, the submission of the mine plan of operation is an important step to seeing this mine become a reality. While there is likely years of permitting and environmental review ahead, there is no question that... Read more

  • Western Caucus Applauds Nomination of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: American Energy Security

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump announced his intent to nominate Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy: Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "There is no better person to fill the void that Rick Perry will leave behind at the Department of Energy than Dan Brouillette. Dan is battle-tested and will help implement President Trump's Energy Dominance agenda. I applaud President Trump for elevating Dan to the position of Secretar... Read more

  • Trump Delivers Another Victory for Alaska
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthy Forests, Local Control and States Rights, American Energy Security

    Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Vice-Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-At Large) released the following statements after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement offering a range of alternatives to roadless management and a proposed Alaska Roadless Rule: Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "The Tongass is America’s largest national forest, home to almost 17 million acres of natural resour... Read more

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