House Committee On Natural Resources

Latest House Committee On Natural Resources Items
  • Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

    About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.


  • FILE - This Aug. 23, 2013 file photo shows wind turbines silhouetted by the setting sun near Beaumont, Kansas. The head of the Fish and Wildlife Service tells a House panel he is unable to comply with a request for thousands of documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where eagles and other birds have been killed. Agency director Dan Ashe said he and his staff have made "super-human efforts' to supply the documents, but said the amount of documents being sought and the timeframe were "completely unreasonable.'' House Republicans say the administration has engaged in a "deliberate, 10-month-long slow roll" to supply documents. An Associated Press investigation last year revealed that the Obama administration was failing to enforce the law for wind power, even as it pursued bird deaths caused by oil companies.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    GOP: Administration stonewalling on bird deaths

    The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed, House Republicans charged Wednesday.


  • House passes five bills to stop EPA from regulating coal

    The House took a parting shot at what critics say are the Obama administration's policies to discourage coal production Friday by passing a package of bills designed to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to impose regulations on the struggling industry.


  • **FILE** Rep. Doc Hastings, Washington Republican (Associated Press)

    Defying Obama, House passes bundle of bills to boost coal

    The House took a parting shot at the Obama administration's policies to limit coal emissions Friday by passing a package of bills designed to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to impose regulations on the struggling industry.


  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    HASTINGS: Time to improve the Endangered Species Act

    When the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law in 1973 by President Nixon, he spoke about the importance of preserving "the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed."


  • Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell wants to boost Alaska's declining energy production with tax cuts on oil and gas companies. His proposal, which modifies a tax structure implemented by former Gov. Sarah Palin, passed a House committee 7-2 this week. (Associated Press)

    Alaska's Parnell seeks tax cuts for oil, gas firms

    Alaska's energy production is declining, and Gov. Sean Parnell is hoping to help revive it by cutting taxes on oil and gas production, modifying a tax structure implemented by then-Gov. Sarah Palin.


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