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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Beyer Lowenthal McEachin Letter Requesting Hearing for Miners Protection Act April 5

An April 5, 2017, letter from Reps. McEachin (D-Va.), Beyer (D-Va.) and Lowenthal (D-Calif.) urging Chairman Rob Bishop to hold a hearing on H.R. 179, the Miners Protection Act of 2017.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Lowenthal GAO Request for ONRR Royalty and Enforcement Review March 30 2017

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, requesting a Government Accountability Office review of the Interior Department program that oversees oil and gas royalty collections for the American public.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Request to GAO on Hacking Vulnerabilities in Online Mineral Leasing

Ranking Member Grijalva's letter requesting a Government Accountability Office assessment of the hacking vulnerabilities of the Bureau of Land Management's online mineral leasing system, as well as other financial and operational aspects of the system.… Continue Reading


Groups Oppose the BLM Methane Rule

A letter from 124 advocacy organizations opposed to the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal environmental regulations. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) urges members to vote NO on H.J. Res. 36, the Congressional Review Act "Resolution of Disapproval" of the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.… Continue Reading


Oppose H.J. Res 36: Protect the BLM Methane Waste Rule

Ranking Member Grijalva urges his Democratic colleagues to join him in supporting the BLM Methane Waste Rule: Claim: "The natural gas industry has delivered a 21 percent reduction in methane emissions since 1990 at the same time as increasing production by 47 percent." Verdict: NOPE. Methane emissions from oil and gas fields are up 45% since 1990. Dear Colleague: The oil and gas industry has been making the above claim to argue that methane regulations, like the Bureau of Land Management's M… Continue Reading


Stop the Republican Pro-Waste Agenda!

Ranking Member Grijalva urges his Democratic colleagues to join him in supporting the BLM Methane Waste Rule: Dear Colleague: Whether you support increased drilling or not, we should all agree that oil and gas produced from public lands should be put to productive use, not simply frittered away. And yet, between 2009 and 2015, oil and gas companies on federal and Indian lands wasted roughly 462 billion cubic feet of natural gas - enough to supply about 6.2 million households for a year - throu… Continue Reading


Don’t Fall for the Mining Industry’s Alternative Facts

Ranking Member Grijalva urges his Democratic colleagues to join him in supporting the Stream Protection Rule: Dear Colleague: The fossil fuel industry will take a back seat to no one when it comes to wildly exaggerating the potential cost of any regulation that may cost them a little extra money. The latest, and particularly impressive example, is from opponents of the Stream Protection Rule, who are passing on the industry's claim that the rule would cost "78,000 mining jobs." Except that a… Continue Reading


Grijalva Democratic Letter to EPA on Fracking Report and Drinking Water Oct. 20

A letter from 49 House Democrats, led by Ranking Member Grijalva, to the Environmental Protection Agency urging that the final version of a long-awaited, congressionally mandated report on fracking's risks to drinking water reflect the best available science and not include unsupported phrases from a draft version downplaying fracking's environmental risks.… Continue Reading

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