Letters

09.13.16

Ruiz, Grijalva Request Oversight Hearing to Discuss Tribal Consultation in Dakota Access Pipeline Development Process

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Raul Ruiz, M.D. called for a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs to provide oversight as to whether or not federal agencies followed policies regarding preservation of sacred sites and meaningful tribal consultation for development on or near tribal land.… Continue Reading


09.07.16

NCAI Letter Opposing Tribal Recognition Act September 2016


07.14.16

July 14 Letter to HASC and SASC Heads on Environmental NDAA Provisions

This letter, led by Ranking Member Grijalva and signed by 109 of his colleagues, was sent July 14 to chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees. It highlights numerous environmental and historical preservation concerns with the National Defense Authorization Act and urges the conference committee -- on which Rep. Grijalva sits -- to remove several problematic provisions from any final conference report.… Continue Reading


07.08.16

July 8 Letter to House Rules Committee Leaders on Carcieri Fix

Ranking Member Grijalva sent this letter to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on July 8 urging them to reject Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop's request to remove a Carcieri fix from the Interior Departmenta appropriations bill.… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Letters of Support for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Letters supporting Ranking Member Grijalva's proposal to establish the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument to the north and south of Grand Canyon National Park.… Continue Reading


06.30.16

Chairman Bishop June 30 Letter to BLM on Mancos Shale Assessment

Chairman Rob Bishop sent this letter June 30 to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze on the agency's assessment of the Mancos Shale in Western Colorado.… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Letter to Secretary Jewell on Coal Reforms

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Alan S. Lowenthal (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to thank her for reviewing the Interior Department's broken coal leasing program and to highlight issues that still need to be addressed, including an accurate accounting of the program's climate and environmental impacts.… Continue Reading


06.16.16

Flagstaff City Council Letters of Support for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Letters from members of the City Council of Flagstaff supporting Ranking Member Grijalva's proposal to establish the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument to the north and south of Grand Canyon National Park.… Continue Reading


06.07.16

June 7 Grijalva Letter to FWS Director Ashe on Grizzly Delisting

Ranking Member Grijalva sent this letter to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe on June 7, 2016, urging him not to remove Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park at least until state and federal authorities have completed grizzly habitat protection plans.… Continue Reading


06.06.16

June 6 Grijalva Letter to NOAA on South Florida Corals

Ranking Member Grijalva sent this letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on June 6, 2016, urging greater oversight of threats to endangered coral in South Florida. The Army Corps of Engineers badly damaged coral habitat during a dredging project in the Port of Miami and could do so again near Port Everglades if the agencies overseeing the Endangered Species Act fail to enforce the law.… Continue Reading


05.20.16

Letter to FWS Urging Protection of the Mexican Wolf

On Friday, May 20, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) Director, Daniel M. Ashe, to show support for the settlement agreement recently reached by FWS, the states of Arizona and Utah, and conservation groups, which will lead to development of a long overdue recovery plan for the Mexican wolf.… Continue Reading


05.13.16

Letter to Committee on Appropriations on Antiquities Act

On Friday, May 13, 2016, House Democrats sent a joint letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today to urge the subcommittee to refrain from including any provisions that would undermine the Antiquities Act, a law that authorizes the president to designate national monuments on existing federal land, in the Fiscal Year 2017 bill.… Continue Reading


04.27.16

Tribal Support for Designation of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Resolutions written by tribes and tribal coalitions in support of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.… Continue Reading


04.25.16

Letters from the Air Force on Sage-Grouse Protections

On April 25, 2016 the Department of the Air Force responded to Ranking Member Adam Smith and Ranking Member Grijalva regarding the placement of the Greater Sage-grouse on the Endangered Species List. The Department of the Air Force responded to questions that were sent by Ranking Members Smith and Grijalva.… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Letter from the Navy on Sage-Grouse Protections

On April 21, 2016 the Department of the Navy responded to a congressional Inquiry/ Follow-up that was sent from the House Armed Services Committee regarding the Greater Sage-grouse and the Endangered Species Act.… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Letter to Director Jarvis Urging NPS to Focus on Diversity

On Monday, April 18, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva and Congressman Alcee L. Hastings sent a letter urging the National Park Service (NPS) to focus on diversity and inclusion as they prepare for the NPS's 100th anniversary celebration.… Continue Reading


04.15.16

Letters from the Army on Sage-Grouse Protections

On April 15, 2016, The Deaprtment of the Army responded to Ranking Member Adam Smith regarding the Greater Sage-grouse and whether a future decision to list the species would affect militart traning, operations, and readiness. The Department of the Army also responded to questions presented by Ranking Member Adam Smith… Continue Reading


04.14.16

Hearing Request Letter for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva, Congressman Jared Huffman, and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas sent a hearing request letter to Chairman Rob Bishop for an oversight hearing on the recent unlawful armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.… Continue Reading


03.24.16

Hearing Request Letter for H.R. 963 and H.R. 4323

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva signed a hearing request letter, to Chairman Rob Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn, for H.R. 963 and H.R. 4323. These bills work towards a comprehensive and meaningful solution to the problem of abandoned hardrock mines.… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Letters from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness on Sage-Grouse Protections

On March 23, 2016, Ranking Member Raul Grijalva and Ranking Member Adam Smith wrote a letter to Daniel Feehan, the Assistant Secretary of Defense regarding actions being taken pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, specifically the sage grouse. The Department of Defense responded to the letter addressing the questions that were asked by Ranking Member Grijalva and Ranking Member Smith.… Continue Reading

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