EPA Announces Final Rule on Regulatory Guidance Transparency

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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 decisi...

Bernhardt Signs Record of Decision to Begin Leasing Program in ANWR

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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 he...

Critical Minerals Legislation Included in Senate COVID-19 Recovery Package

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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 ...

What They Are Saying: Army Corps Publishes Pebble Mine EIS

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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 o...

President Trump Delivers on his Promise to Get America Building Again

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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, lengt...

Western Caucus Members Applaud EPA Proposal to Bring Transparency to Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process

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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 grea...

Western Caucus Members Applaud New EPA CWA 401 Rule

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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 Ame...

Western Caucus Members Spearhead Legislation to Protect U.S. Mineral Supply Chains

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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),...

Twin Metals Takes Another Step Forward

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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....

The Nuclear Option

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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

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