Letters

01.19.18

Grijalva and Lowenthal Letter to Zinke on BSEE Rewrite of Offshore and Gas Safety Rules

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, sent a letter this afternoon to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke questioning Department proposals that would modify two offshore safety rules.… Continue Reading


01.16.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter to BLM on EnergyNet Contract January 16 2018

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. Lowenthal (D-Calif.) requesting information about why the Bureau of Land Management is seemingly allowing a company called EnergyNet to profit from the leasing of public mineral resources with competition.… Continue Reading


01.11.18

Grijalva-Lowenthal Letter on Fracking Rule Rescission Jan. 11 2018

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, ranking member of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, on the rescission of the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rule.… Continue Reading


01.10.18

Grijalva Letter to DOI Deputy IG Kendall on Canceled NAS Studies Jan. 10 2018

Ranking Member Grijalva's letter to DOI Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall requesting an investigation into why the Trump administration canceled two key environmental studies and where the missing money from one study has gone.… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Letter to Zinke on the NPS Fee Increase

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and 10 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opposing the National Park Service (NPS) proposal to increase the entrance fees at 17 of its most popular national parks. The members state that the dramatic increases to entrance fees will discourage lower income Americans from visiting and enjoying public lands. Our most popular national parks, like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, should be focused on broadening access a… Continue Reading


12.15.17

Sec. Perdue Response to Grijalva Questions on Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Moratorium Dec. 15 2017


12.13.17

More than 65 Organizations Oppose H.R. 4558, Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act

On behalf of millions of members and supporters, a coalition of more than 65 organizations urged Members of Congress to oppose H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.… Continue Reading


12.13.17

National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA) Position on H.R. 4558

On behalf of more than 1.3 million members and supporters nationwide, NPCA asked Members of Congress to consider their position on H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act when it comes before the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee on December 14, 2017.… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Opposes H.R. 4558

On behalf of SEWA's millions of members and supporters, they urged Members of Congress to oppose H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Democratic Letter to CBO Requesting a New Estimate of ANWR Drilling Revenue Dec. 7 2017

A letter from Reps. Grijalva, Huffman and Lowenthal to the head of the Congressional Budget Office requesting a new evaluation of revenue estimates for leasing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling companies. The request came a day after federal leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska raised significantly less than expected.… Continue Reading


11.21.17

Undersigned Scientists Urge Members to Oppose H.R. 200

The undersigned scientists wrote to Congress to urge Members to oppose H.R. 200 and any other legislative efforts that would weaken science-based management of U.S. marine fish populations so that current and future generations of Americans can enjoy fishing and healthy oceans teeming with fish for years to come.… Continue Reading


11.21.17

Grijalva Letter to Army Corps of Engineers on Bayou Bridge Pipeline EIS

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Lt. General Todd Semonite, head of the Army Corps of Engineers, about the need for an environmental impact statement before approval of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana.… Continue Reading


11.13.17

The Undersigned West Coast Fishing Industry Oppose Federal Fishery Management that Aims to Weaken Conservation of Pacific Ocean Fisheries

The undersigned West Coast commercial fishermen, charter boat captains, fishing guides, and seafood distributors sent a letter opposing federal fishery management legislation that would hurt their businesses and weaken the conservation and stewardship of Pacific Ocean fisheries.… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Restaurant Industry Supports the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)

A group of chefs, restaurateurs, and seafood dealers from across the nation wrote a letter to Members of Congress stating the importance of a reliable supply of sustainable, U.S.-caught, healthy fish. The letter also states the need for strong federal laws, like the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), to ensure they can continue to provide high-quality food to customers.… Continue Reading


11.03.17

Grijalva Letter to Bishop Requesting Hearing on Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Nov. 3

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Chairman Bishop requesting a hearing on Grijalva's HR 360, which establishes the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument and protects approximately 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims.… Continue Reading


11.03.17

Grijalva Letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue on Grand Canyon Mining Withdrawal Nov. 3

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the Trump administration potentially reopening the Grand Canyon area to new uranium mining claims.… Continue Reading


10.31.17

Grijalva and 105 Groups OPPOSE the so-called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936)

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) was joined by 105 groups in opposing H.R. 2936 - Rep. Bruce Westerman's (R-Ark.) "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017" - given its failure to address the structural funding problems that cripple the U.S. Forest Service.… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Letter to Bishop on Marine Monument Review

In the interest of bipartisanship and of ensuring diligent oversight of executive branch agencies within the Committee's jurisdiction, Ranking Member Grijalva asked Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) to sign on to the letter, but the request was ignored.… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Grijalva and Pingree Letter to Commerce and Justice Departments on 'Codfather'

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging them to penalize Carlos Rafael - the notorious 'Codfather' of New Bedford, Mass. - for violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).… Continue Reading


10.20.17

Grijalva/DeFazio Letter to DHS IG on Whitefish Energy

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General (IG) John Roth requesting a comprehensive audit and investigation of a $300 million no-bid contract between the Puerto Rico Electric Power Association (PREPA) and Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC.… Continue Reading

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