Doc Hastings

Hastings accuses Interior of wasting funds on congressional requests

Source: 
The Hill

Responding to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's complaint that congressional requests have cost more than $2 million since 2013, House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., accused her department of wasting time and tax dollars in responding to Congress, The Hill reports.

House Natural Resources hearing on subpoenas of Interior Department Inspector General documents

Washington, September 11, 2014, 9:45 am

House Natural Resources Committee hearing, "Oversight of the Office of Inspector General and its Ongoing Failure to Comply with a Subpoena for Documents about a Recent Investigation." Interior Department Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall to testify. 

Hastings to fight EPA over salmon buffer zones

Source: 
The Hill

An Environmental Protection Agency settlement that would limit farming in a buffer zone around any body of water that has salmon is drawing fire from Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who’s denounced it as “a terrible and potentially sweeping precedent,” The Hill reports.

House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on energy jobs and education

Washington, June 24, 2014, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing, "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Education." Expert witnesses.

Oil

Federal oil output gains, but not enough to satisfy Republicans

Oil production from federal lands and waters rose slightly last year, but a falloff in other fossil fuel output drove total fossil energy production down by 7 percent, updated figures from the Energy Department show.

In an annual report on federal fossil fuel sales issued late Thursday, the Energy Information Administration said oil production from federal leases increased, but by less than 1 percent, to 606 million barrels.

House Natural Resources hearing on electricity rights of way on federal lands

Washington, May 7, 2014, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Committee hearing, "Keeping the Lights On and Reducing Catastrophic Forest Fire Risk: Proper Management of Electricity Rights of Way on Federal Lands." Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bonneville Power Administration officials to testify.

House Natural Resources business meeting on Endangered Species Act bills

Washington, April 30, 2014, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Committee business meeting to vote on four Endangered Species Act bills. 

House Natural Resources hearing on energy jobs

Washington, April 29, 2014, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Committee hearing, "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trade Workers." TV personality Mike Rowe, North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey among witnesses.

 

House Natural Resources hearing on Endangered Species Act bills

Washington, April 8, 2014, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Committee hearing on four pending Endangered Species Act bills.

GOP: Administration stonewalling on bird deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed, House Republicans charged Wednesday.

Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said the Fish and Wildlife Service has engaged in a "deliberate slow rolling of documents and answers" for nearly a year. Hastings is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, which has been seeking to compel the wildlife agency turn over internal documents related to its enforcement of laws protecting eagles and other birds.

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