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02.16.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Utah Rep. Mike Noel Conflicts of Interest Feb. 16 2018


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


01.31.18

Letter to Secretary Zinke Requesting Withdrawal of Bears Ears National Monument Area

A letter from Committee Democrats to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting an emergency withdrawal from new mineral extraction claims of the Bears Ears National Monument region.… 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


01.12.18

Grijalva Letter to BLM Acting Director on Bundy Trial

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to BLM's Acting Director, Brian Steed, to request a briefing for Committee staff on the Cliven Bundy trespassing grazing trial.… 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


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


10.27.17

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


10.12.17

Ranking Members Request Committees Consider Border Wall Bill Through Regular Order Oct. 12

The ranking members of six House committees write to their Republican counterparts and Speaker Paul Ryan urging "regular order" and full committee consideration of H.R. 3548, the Republican bill to authorize the destructive, unnecessary expansion of the border wall.… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Letter to Zinke on Reorganizing DOI for the Next 100 Years

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting his reorganization plan for the Department of Interior (DOI) for the next 100 years. Secretary Zinke has repeatedly mentioned a plan that reorganizes DOI, but the actual memo has not been shared with Congress.… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on the DOI Re-organization Plan

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to Secretary Zinke requesting a copy of the plan to execute an unprecedented reorganization of DOI after DOI rescinded the recently finalized 100-year plan for NPS.… Continue Reading


06.13.17

Grijalva Letter to Zinke Requesting Info on National Monuments Review June 13

Ranking Member Grijalva's June 13, 2017, letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking for information about public comments on the administration's "review" of national monuments and Zinke's travel and meeting itinerary as part of the review.… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Grijalva Letter to President Trump on Civil War Sites

Ranking Member Grijalva sent President Trump a letter inviting him on a tour of Civil War sites protected by the National Park Service (NPS), offering Trump a chance to learn more about a defining moment in American history.… Continue Reading


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

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