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HATCH STATEMENT ON INTERIOR SECRETARY KEN SALAZAR STEPPING DOWN

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today released the following statement after U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced he will be stepping down: “Ken and I may not have always agreed on issues affecting Utah and … Read More

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HATCH SECURES COMMITMENT FROM FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO TOUR PRAIRIE DOG DAMAGE IN IRON COUNTY

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced today that he has secured a commitment from top officials at the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to visit Iron County and see firsthand the significant … Read More

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Bishop Hails Passage of Amendment to End Department of Interior Extortion of Border Patrol

WASHINGTON–  Today, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted in favor of an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) that would strike language in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2012 (section 547) that authorizes … Read More

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Bishop Commends Utah State Lawsuit Against DOI Wild Lands Proposal

WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, today commended the State of Utah for filing a lawsuit against the Department of Interior’s recent Secretarial Order #3310, which creates … Read More

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CR Delivers Major Setback for DOI’s Controversial Wild Lands

WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee that oversees Public Lands, today announced that the final Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the remainder of fiscal year 2011 includes a provision (1769) to prohibit funding for … Read More

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Bishop Responds to DOI Announcement Regarding Leasing of Federal Energy Resources

WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public lands, responded today to the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) report examining the status of energy leases on federal lands.  The report, both … Read More

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Bishop Commends Utah Counties for Challenging Legality of DOI’s Wild Lands Policy

WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today commended Uintah County and the Utah Association of Counties for their efforts to challenge the legal authority of the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Secretarial Order #3310, which creates a controversial new Wild Lands designation … Read More

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Bishop Reacts to DOI Statements Regarding Public Land Use and Energy Production

WASHINGTON— Today, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey held a conference call with media in an attempt to assuage nationwide unrest over the current Administration’s obstructionist policies that have hindered domestic … Read More

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DOI Delivers More Bad News to the West Just Days Before Christmas

WASHINGTON— In an 11th hour move one day after Congress adjourned for the year, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials announced a new policy allowing the BLM to designate public lands as … Read More

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