Biden's Latest Attack On Rural America Is A Grizzly One

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This piece was originally published in Fox News. Time and again, President Biden and his administration have ignored the will of rural America to impose their misguided environmental agenda on our communities. The latest egregious example is their planned introduction of grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem against the wishes of central…

The Federal Government Is Getting In Its Own Way, Preventing Good Forestry Practices

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The piece was originally published in The Sacramento Bee. In 2021, the Caldor Fire swept through Northern California and devastated parts of El Dorado, Alpine and Amador counties. The fire, which decimated the town of Grizzly Flats, blazed for over two months and destroyed over 200,000 acres of land in the region. Many residents in the town of Grizzly Flats are still trying to rebuild…

Natural Gas Is A Clean, Affordable And Reliable Energy Source For Americans

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The piece was originally published in The Hill. This week, we’re celebrating National Clean Energy Week, a time when we highlight different forms of clean energy that play a crucial role in in helping achieve our nation’s energy and environmental goals. The United States is a world leader in clean energy technology, jobs and in reducing carbon emissions. Natural gas is key to making…

Strengthening Food Security And American Agriculture: The Need To Elevate Phosphate And Potash To The Critical Minerals List

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The piece was originally published in Agri-Pulse. In an era defined by environmental challenges, population growth, and an ever-increasing demand for food production, the role of agriculture is more critical than ever. With our vast expanses of farmland and innovative farming practices, the United States stands as a beacon of agricultural prowess. In order to maintain this position, it…

America's Abundant Natural Resources Must Be Safeguarded

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The piece was originally published in the Duluth News Tribune. Rural communities across the Upper Midwest, from the Northwoods of Wisconsin to the shores of Lake Superior and beyond, are the beating heart of this great nation. The industries found here help provide the resources, fuel, and jobs that allow our rural communities — and others around the nation — to flourish. That is why…

Unlocking American Resources to Meet Global Energy Demand

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The piece was originally published in Newsweek. Energy demand will continue to hit record highs in the coming years, and while renewable energy technologies are growing rapidly, they alone cannot meet our energy needs. From nuclear and hydropower to oil and gas, we must pursue an all-of-the-above approach if we are to sustain our high quality of life. Unfortunately, our…

Why is the government taking our land?

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The piece was originally published in The Washington Times. As one of his first actions in office, President Biden signed an executive order calling for at least 30% of U.S. lands and waters to be conserved by 2030. This program, commonly referred to as 30x30, was launched without congressional or constitutional authority, leading to an immediate and justified outcry against…

A difference in philosophy — moving forward or treading water

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The piece was originally published on The Hill. It has been 50 years since Congress enacted the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and a clear philosophical difference has emerged in those monitoring its enforcement. Some believe the goal of the ESA should be to protect listed species by affirmatively taking actions to recover them and get them off the list. And those people are right. The…

Leading the West forward

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This piece was originally published on Agri-Pulse. It’s true, for the last two years, rural Americans have been left behind, their concerns ignored, and their voices silenced. All the while, the Congressional and Senate Western Caucuses have been listening to these same men and women who feed and clothe the world. Now, we’re acting. As Chairs of the Congressional and Senate Western…

Heads up, farmers: Biden is coming for your water

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Tags: WOTUS

This piece was originally published on Fox News. If you live in rural America, odds are that hearing the phrase "waters of the United States" – more commonly known as WOTUS – gives you some unease. We don’t blame you. For years, farmers, ranchers, small business owners, landowners and families throughout rural America have faced the possibility of thousands of dollars in fines…

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