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10.22.18

Grijalva Letter to Brian Steed on Anti-Transparency Oil and Gas Memorandum Oct. 22 2018


10.03.18

House Democratic Letter to Trump on Methane Emissions Rule Oct. 3 2018


09.20.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Huffman Letter to BLM on North Slope Drilling Sept. 20 2018


06.27.18

Democratic Letter to Pruitt on Requesting Industry Methane Information June 27 2018


06.07.18

DOI IG Letter on Cancellation of NAS Mountaintop Removal Mining Study June 7 2018

A letter from the DOI Office of Inspector General explaining that the Interior Department has been misleading Congress and the public for months about why and how it canceled a study on the health effects of mountaintop removal mining.… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke Demanding Answers on Why DOI Now Considers Uranium a “Critical Mineral”

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to clarify the process by which the Department of the Interior (DOI) determined uranium to be a "critical mineral" pursuant to Executive Order 13817, which directs DOI to assess which "non-fuel minerals" are essential to economic and national security and will therefore be eligible for looser permitting standards, among other benefits.… Continue Reading


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

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