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04.24.18

Grijalva, Huffman, Cantwell and Merkley Letter to Zinke on Beaufort Sea Drilling

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), led a Democratic letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke calling on him to stop preparations for a potential 2019 oil and gas lease sale in Alaska's Beaufort Sea.… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Democrats Condemn Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Drilling

Ranking MemberGrijalva sent a letter with eight House Democratic colleagues to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke questioning the haste with which the Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving the country closer to drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The letter highlights tomorrow's expected announcement in the Federal Register - publicized this morning - that DOI is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to allow drilling in the Refuge.… Continue Reading


03.29.18

Grijalva, Lowenthal and McEachin Demand a Hearing on Secretary Zinke’s Inconsistent Statements on Offshore Drilling Plan

In response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's contradictory statements on the development of the offshore oil and gas leasing program, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) sent a letter to Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) requesting a full committee hearing on the development of the… Continue Reading


02.22.18

Grijlava Lowenthal McEachin Letter to Zinke on Unpublished BLM Report


02.01.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter Requesting GAO Assessment of Onshore Permits to Drill Feb 1 2018


02.01.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter Requesting GAO Assessment of FOGLRA Reform Law Impacts Feb 1 2018


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


12.15.17

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


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


11.03.17

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


10.19.17

Grijalva Request for GAO Review of Offshore Leasing Revenue Impacts Oct 19 2017

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva requesting a GAO investigation of the loss of taxpayer revenue due to the Interior Department's change in the way it leases oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico.… Continue Reading


10.17.17

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Missing Funds for MTR Study October 17

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to explain $400,000 in missing funding for a study on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining, which is known to damage the health of Americans living in Appalachia. The Trump administration canceled the study and has not explained where the unspent remaining funding has gone.… Continue Reading


09.06.17

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter to Zinke on Royalty Policy Committee September 6 2017

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) challenging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his decision to establish a Royalty Policy Committee that ignores conservation, snubs states with Democratic governors and is dominated by the oil and gas industry.… Continue Reading


08.25.17

Grijalva Pallone Letter to Zinke on Halting NAS Mountaintop Removal Mining Study August 25

A letter from Ranking Members Grijalva, Frank Pallone (Energy and Commerce), John Yarmuth (Budget), Donald McEachin (Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations) and Don Beyer (Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight) urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reinstate a National Academy of Sciences study on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, a part of the Interior Department, had canceled t… Continue Reading


04.20.17

Ranking Members Letter to DOI on Secretarial Order Documents

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and the Ranking Members of all five Natural Resources Subcommittees sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke asking him to provide the first set of reports outlined in the March 29, 2017, Secretarial Order on "American Energy Independence" to all Members of the House Natural Resources Committee.… Continue Reading


04.12.17

Grijalva Letter to BLM Acting Dir. Michael Nedd on Pending ADPs

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter today to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Acting Director Michael D. Nedd expressing his deep disappointment in the agency's plans to prioritize leasing and permitting for oil, gas, and coal above all other uses on America's public lands.… Continue Reading

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