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  • EPA Announces Final Rule on Regulatory Guidance Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency announced their final rule on regulatory guidance transparency. “Today’s announcement by EPA is another example of this Administration putting transparency at the forefront of their decision making. The American people deserve to know the exact science that goes behind regulatory decisions and this new rule will make that possible. I thank Administrator Wheeler for his hard work and h... 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 EPA Proposal to Bring Transparency to Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Property Rights, Economy and Jobs

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal for public comment concerning processes EPA should undertake when promulgating regulations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to ensure that information regarding the benefits and costs of regulatory decisions are developed and provided in a consistent and transparent manner. “I applaud this important step taken by the EPA to bring greater accountability and transparency to the federal rulemaking process. My constituents deserve to kn... 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

  • The Nuclear Option
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: PILT and SRS, Economy and Jobs

    27 Members of the House and Senate sent a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging the revocation of the more than 1 million acre uranium withdrawal in Northern Arizona Read more

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