Vice Chair Maloy Leads Legislation to Modernize Permitting Process

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Vice Chair Celeste Maloy (UT-02) and Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) introduced the Full Responsibility and Expedited Enforcement (FREE) Act. This legislation will implement a “permit by rule” approach to remove bureaucratic hurdles to permitting while expediting project approvals and implementation.   “A large portion of my career has been…

La Cámara aprueba la legislación del Vicepresidente Amodei para proteger minería Americana

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Hoy, el Presidente del Western Caucus, Dan Newhouse (WA-04), y Vicepresidente Mark Amodei (NV-02) emitieron las siguientes declaraciones tras la aprobación del H.R. 2925, la Ley de Claridad Regulatoria Minera. Este proyecto de ley corrige una decisión judicial perjudicial conocida como la "Decisión Rosemont", que amenaza el sistema minero de los Estados Unidos y crea más burocracia bajo…

House Passes Vice Chair Amodei’s Legislation to Protect American Mining

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Mark Amodei (NV-02) released the following statements following passage of H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act. This bill corrects a harmful court decision known as the “Rosemont Decision” which threatens America’s mining system and creates more red tape by which American mining operators must…

House Passes Legislation to Unleash Energy Development in Alaska

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Vice Chair Pete Stauber (MN-08) released the following statements following passage of H.R. 6285, Alaska’s Right to Produce Act. This bill overturns the Biden Administration’s anti-energy restrictions in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The…

House Passes Vice Chair Stauber’s Bill to Unlock Minnesota’s Mineral Wealth

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Twin Metals

Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Vice Chair Pete Stauber (MN-08) released the following statements following passage of H.R. 3195, the Superior National Forest Restoration Act. This bill overturns the Biden Administration’s political decision to withdraw over 225,000 acres of mineral-rich land and cancel existing mineral leases in Minnesota’s Superior…

Western Caucus Members React to the Biden Administration’s Onerous Power Plant Rule

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Coal Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Western Caucus members released the following statements on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized greenhouse gas emissions rule, Clean Power Plan 2.0, that will force coal-fired power plants to shutter and makes it more difficult to build new natural gas plants. The Clean Power Plan 2.0 rule was finalized as part of a suite of…

Chairman Newhouse, Rep. Peltola React to Biden’s Alaska Energy and Mining Restrictions

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) released the following statements on the Biden Administration’s twin announcements to restrict oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPR-A) and cancel the proposed Ambler mining road.   “Another day, another set of egregious anti-American energy…

Chairman Newhouse, Chair Lummis Denounce Biden Administration’s Conservation and Landscape Health Final Rule

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statements on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Conservation and Landscape Health final rule. This rule contradicts Congressional intent under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 by elevating conservation as an eligible…

ICYMI: "Champions of Rural America"

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RFD-TV

The Western Caucus Foundation recently debuted episode 6 of “Champions of Rural America” on RFD-TV. In this episode, Western Caucus Members discussed American mining and ways that government officials can expand mining domestically and harness America's natural resources. Also discussed was foreign ownership of U.S. farmland by the Chinese Communist Party and efforts to prevent this…

What They Are Saying: Industry Leaders Applaud Passage of H.Res. 987

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry leaders and associations representing rural America released statements supporting the passage of H.Res. 987, a resolution denouncing the anti-American energy policies of the Biden Administration. Western Energy Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma: “Since taking office, President Biden’s administration has implemented 200 actions threatening American oil and…

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