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House Natural Resources Committee

Two Republicans Advance In Washington Primary For House Seat

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Two GOP candidates advanced in a primary held on Tuesday to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). Former National Football Le...

More Than 200 Scientists Speak Out Against Logging Bills

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

RENO, Nev. -- RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would d...

New Mexico County First To Ban Fracking Over Water Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Mora County, a conservative ranching community in New Mexico, is the first U.S. county to ban the practice of fracking, according to reports from the ...

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Needs to Brush Up on His Legal Research Skills

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

I was disappointed to read Rep. Blumenauer's piece on this site titled "Truth Takes A Back Seat in Lacey Act Hearing." In that piece, Rep. Blumenauer called me a liar and proceeded to set forth a series of unsubstantiated claims.

House Dems: Drilling Fines Are 'Pocket Change' For Oil & Gas Companies

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal policing of oil and natural gas drilling on public lands is lax and inconsistent, with only 6 percent of violations result...

WATCH: Congressman Flips Out On Professor

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Alaska Congressman Don Young got into a heated discussion with Rice University professor Doug Brinkley at a hearing on Friday. Young addressed Brin...

Jordan Howard

Waxman Calls House Most Anti-Environment 'In History'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 112th Congress, the Republican House majority has taken aim at issues ranging from labor protections to women's right to choo...

Doc Hastings: Meet the Next Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee

Mother Jones | — Kevin Drum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Republicans claiming the majority in the House, it's fair to say that the committees with oversight of key energy and environmental issues will b...

Rep. Coffman Attacks Salazar For Oil Policies, Contradicts Years Of Rhetoric

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's scathing attack on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday at a House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on the D...

Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal is...

Should Wilderness Society Strip US Rep. Nick Rahall of the Ansel Adams Award?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Rahall has turned his back on the mountains and mountaineers while more than 3.5 million pounds of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosives have ripped across the wilderness of his state every day.

Unfinished Business

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Among the very first Congressional bills introduced this week were two important measures to protect wildlife and should be on the fast track to getting over the finish line in the new session.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Oil: McCain's Drilling Rig Do-Over

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Whether it's because of the 30 or so oil industry lobbyists working on his campaign or the more than $2 million in campaign cash from Big Oil, McCain is determined to push his drill here, drill there, drill everywhere plan.