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A refuge from ethanol ire
Pro-ethanol Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee see no reason to worry about their panel's probe of the Environmental Protection Agency's biofuel mandate, which the GOP-friendly oil industry is fighting hard to repeal.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Big News Network.com
House leader presses for answers on Milam-BLM land deal
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House O.K.'s nuclear national "park" as Hanford cleanup lags
News about Seattle City Hall, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle and King County government and more The U.S. House of Representatives has approved creation of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford and two other sites, just a week after the federal government said it won't be able to meet deadlines ... (more)
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Washington state bill would protect salmon from sea lions
Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., argued in a heated House subcommittee hearing Thursday that stepping up lethal means against predatory California sea lions could protect the Northwest salmon populations.
Morning Must Reads: June 13
What happens when you don't intervene in Syria? Bill Clinton said that Obama risks looking like a 'wuss,' a 'fool,' and 'lame' by sitting on the sidelines.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
House panel sends trio of energy bills to floor
The House Natural Resources Committee advanced three bills to the floor Wednesday that would expand energy production on federal lands.
News bites: Thirsty for oil
The U.S. Energy Information Administration says oil demand in the developing world has eclipsed that of industrialized nations, Reuters reports.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
U.S. House passes Rattlesnake Mountain access bill
A bill to provide public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain passed the U.S. House on a unanimous vote Tuesday.
What's up, Doc? Alpine Lakes bill finally gets hearing
News about Seattle City Hall, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle and King County government and more A long-stalled bipartisan proposal to protect a popular recreation river in east King County, and its wild tributary, will finally get a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives, which has failed to act on the ... (more)
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Interior: No Atlantic Drilling
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said following a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing June 6 that the administration will not expand drilling to include the Atlantic Ocean.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
MSA president receives Boy Scouts award
Frank Armijo, the president of Mission Support Alliance at Hanford, has been given the 2013 North Star Award by the Boy Scouts of America Blue Mountain Council.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
House Republicans vote to deport DREAMers
The U.S. House of Representatives, breaking along party lines, on Thursday voted to cut off money to an Obama Administration program that lets young, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children remain in the U.S. if they are in school or in the military.
The Press Democrat
Jared Huffman won't back Sonoma's call to investigate oyster farm closure
Rep. Jared Huffman said Wednesday he is rejecting the city of Sonoma's request that he support a congressional investigation into the federal government's decision to close an oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Salazar joins WilmerHale law firm - House panel takes up offshore...
SALAZAR JOINS WILMERHALE: Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is joining the law firm WilmerHale as a partner.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Ryan Rodruck Named Station Manager of KYVE in Yakima
Ryan Rodruck has joined KYVE , the public television station in Yakima, Wash., as station manager.
Overnight Energy: Interior under Senate panel microscope
ON TAP THURSDAY: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell makes her first appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee since being confirmed in her new role.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Glenwood Springs Post-Independent
Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovksy testifies for Endangered Species Act changes
Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky was among those testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, suggesting improvements to the way the Endangered Species Act views local and state conservation measures.
Right-wing, Anti-National Park Interests Misled Sonoma City Council Resolution
Supporters of the Interior Department's decision to protect the Point Reyes National Seashore's ecological heart, Drakes Estero, as the West Coast's first marine wilderness area today charged that opponents of the Obama Administration's decision presented "inaccurate and misleading" information to the Sonoma City Council to win approval of a ... (more)
House GOP dusts off energy bills
House Republicans are dusting off their long-standing energy messaging for a summertime floor debate on oil and natural gas drilling.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Hastings Seeks to Expand U.S. Production with Bill
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings on May 30 released draft legislation to expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy, and strengthen national security.