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    Natural Resources

    H.J.Res. 120, H.R. 361, H.R. 3006, H.R. 3109, H.R. 4119, H.R. 4182, H.R. 4867, H.R. 5026, H.R. 5069, H.R. 5203, H.R. 5204, H.R. 5205, S. 311, S. 354, S. 476, and S. 1603

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    Natural Resources

    Markup on H.R. 2455, H.R. 3716, H.R. 4049, H.R. 4283, H.R. 4489, H.R. 4508, H.R. 4527, H.R. 4562, and H.R. __

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    Earthquake Science

    Science experts assessed recent advancements and new technologies for studying earthquakes and the progress in developing an early warning system for earthquakes. In remarks, U.S.…

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    Coal Production Regulation

    The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on coal production regulation. Lawmakers examined the new Inspector General Report on the Obama administration’s rule-making…

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    National Park Service and Government Shutdown

    Witnesses testified at a House Natural Resources Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee joint hearing to review the closings of national parks as a result of the government…

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    National Park Service Weapons Management

    Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of…

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    Wildfire and Forest Management

    Wildfire and Forest Service officials testified on ways to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. The hearing also focused on the increasing number and intensity of wildfires in the…

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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    State officials from Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming testified on the Interior Department’s effort to create an additional layer of regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or…

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    Interior Department Inspector General Oversight

    Mary Kendall testified on her involvement in the Obama administration’s temporary freeze on deepwater drilling after the BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2010…

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    Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health

    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands questioned witnesses on how to prevent future forest fires. Topics ranged from better emergency…

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    Future of the National Mall

    Witnesses testified on plans for new monuments and construction plans for the National Mall.

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    Standards for Federal Tribal Recognition

    Witnesses testified about federal recognition of Native American Indian tribes, as well as the standards and procedures for recognition. Much of the hearing focused on restoring…

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    West Virginia Coal Mining Project

    Witnesses testified on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to stop a previously-approved West Virginia coal mining project on the basis that the project would jeopardize the…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Proposal

    Two granddaughters of Dwight D. Eisenhower voiced their opposition this week to the proposed design of a memorial honoring the 34th president of the United States. They appeared before…

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    Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production. During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and…

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    Gas Development on Federal Lands and Waters

    Interior Department officials testified on the future of U.S. oil and natural gas development on federal lands and waters. He focused on the Obama administration’s proposed five…

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    BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Compensation Fund, Part 2

    Kenneth Feinberg testified on the implementation of the BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund. The $20 billion fund was created by BP in partnership with the White House to provide payment or…

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    BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Compensation Fund, Part 1

    Kenneth Feinberg testified on the implementation of the BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund. The $20 billion fund was created by BP in partnership with the White House to provide payment or…

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    Non-Taxable Federal Lands

    Witnesses testified on extending compensation to local counties for lost tax revenue on federally owned land in their jurisdictions, a program known as PILT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes).

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