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 targets. Unfortunately, that is not ...

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 partnerships and active fo...

OPINION: From hog manure to geothermal energy, Southern Utah’s industry leaders offer conservation ideas

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This piece was originally published in the St. George News. Over the past several days, leaders from across Utah’s public, private and non-profit sectors have gathered at Southern Utah University to analyze the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities at Governor Cox’s “One Utah Summit.” To build upon these collaborative discussions, we are continuing the effort this week by joining l...

Newhouse Statement on House Democrats’ Stand Against Harmful Energy Reconciliation Provisions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after seven House Democrats sent a letter to House leadership outlining their opposition to oil, natural gas, and refining provisions within the House budget reconciliation package: “As Democrat leaders in Congress push a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package and an anti-oil and gas agenda...

Newhouse Statement on Biden Administration’s Appeal of Oil and Gas Injunction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after the Department of the Interior announced the filing of an appeal to the Louisiana v. Biden decision, which placed a temporary injunction on the Biden Administration’s federal oil and gas leasing moratorium: “Just days after begging the Russians, Iranians, and the OPEC+ cartel to inc...

Western Caucus, HEAT Members Champion All-of-the-Above Energy at Oklahoma Roundtable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Western Caucus and House Energy Action Team (HEAT) participated in a roundtable hosted by the Western Caucus Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma to discuss the importance of Oklahoma’s all-of-the-above energy approach and the state’s contributions to American energy independence. The roundtable’s panel featured Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Rep...

Chairman Newhouse Slams Reintroduction of the Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) reintroduced the Green New Deal, a radical climate change proposal: “The Green New Deal is a radical wish list that will decimate our economy, destroy good-paying American jobs, and exacerbate the damage already done to our energy sector by...

Newhouse: President Biden, where are the green jobs?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement ahead of President Biden’s first official press conference: “It has been 64 days since President Biden signed his executive order canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, devastating the livelihoods of thousands of hard-working Americans in the middle of a pandemic that has already wreaked havoc on rural communities across...

OPINION: Arrington's Leadership Benefits Texas Energy Dominance

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This piece was originally published by RealClearEnergy on March 24, 2021. As citizens, business leaders, and state officials gather today at the Capitol in Austin for Texas Energy Day, it is incumbent upon Texans to continue to tell the important story of the state’s history – and future – of energy leadership at the federal level as well. Texas’s energy producers, including many multi-generationa...

Newhouse: Massive Land Grab Legislation Will Devastate Rural Communities in the West

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) spoke on the House floor to urge a no vote on H.R. 803, a partisan package of eight wilderness bills affecting lands and waters in Colorado, Arizona, California, and Washington. The package creates 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, which is the most restrictive federal land use classification. It permanently withdraws 1.2 million acres from...

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