Update on House Natural Resources Subcommittee Legislative Hearings

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April 17, 2013 5:25 PM

We wanted to update our members and supporters on yesterday's subcommittee hearing and let them know of some additional goings on in our Nation's Capital related to public lands. First off you can watch a video of the proceedings on the legislative hearing website, plus we've pasted links to some of the news stories related to yesterdays hearings below.  PUBLIC LANDS: Utah takes center stage at national monument hearing LINK GOP lawmakers want to strip president's monument powe

Update on House Natural Resources Subcommittee Legislative Hearings

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

We wanted to update our members and supporters on yesterday's subcommittee hearing and let them know of some additional goings on in our Nation's Capital related to public lands. First off you can watch a video of the proceedings on the legislative hearing website, plus we've pasted links to some of the news stories related to yesterdays hearings below. 

PUBLIC LANDS: Utah takes center stage at national monument hearing LINK
GOP lawmakers want to strip president's monument power LINK
President's monument power questioned  LINK

The second thing of note is a hearing on Thursday, April 18, 2013, that will discuss legislation that will designate new Wilderness, promote a copper mine in Nevada and streamline the permitting of grazing on public lands.

There are actually four bills on the docket, we've pasted details below. Also Phil Taylor, a reporter at E&E News, a Washington, DC, based natural resource news outlet has a story on that:
 
PUBLIC LANDS: Panel to consider bills designating Nev. wilderness, expediting grazing LINK

Thanks to all our members and contributors. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102


NOTICE FROM HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCE COMMITTEE:

MEMORANDUM

To:            Members, Committee on Natural Resources,
                  Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
From:       The Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman
Subject:  Legislative Hearing - April 18, 2013

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 657 (Labrador), To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes. "Grazing Improvement Act"
  • H.R. 696 (Horsford), To designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes. "Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act"
  • H.R. 934 (McClintock), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 993 (Bishop), To provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah. "Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act"

  


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