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The powerful Rio Grande is protected as a Wild and Scenic River as it flows below Big Bend National Park.

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Wild horses, an icon of the American West, roam America's valleys and plains.

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American bison, long a symbol of our national heritage, graze freely in Yellowstone National Park.

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California's majestic redwood trees reveal the unique beauty of our National Forests.

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The Grand Canyon is one of America's most treasured and unrivaled natural majesties.

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The setting sun illuminates the Western desert.

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El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico showcases the exquisite beauty of a tropical rainforest.

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America's 13,000 miles of coastline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of ocean grace our nation with majestic views, beautiful beaches and unique fish and plant species.

Bordallo Statement on NOAA Law Enforcement
Thursday, 23 September 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Chairwoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) released the following statement in response to the final report by the U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG) that will be made public today, making recommendations to correct and improve policies and procedures within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement:
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House Approves Landmark Energy Bill to Respond to Crisis in Gulf, Increase Oil Rig Safety
Friday, 30 July 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved landmark legislation sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) that directly responds to the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, increases oil rig safety to prevent the next catastrophe, and reduces the federal deficit by $5.3 billion over the next five years.  The “Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act” (H.R. 3534) was agreed to by a vote of 209 to 193.
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Summary and Section-by-Section of Chairman Rahall's CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534)
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
H.R. 3534 was introduced by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) on September 8, 2009.  The Committee held two days of legislative hearings on the bill, as introduced, on September 16 and 17, 2009, and an additional hearing on a Discussion Draft of an Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) on June 30, 2010.  The Committee reported the bill favorably to the House of Representatives, as amended, on July 14, 2010, by a vote of 27 to 21.
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House Panel Approves Comprehensive Energy Bill
Thursday, 15 July 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Capping a decade of investigations and dozens of oversight hearings held on the beleaguered Minerals Management Service, the House Natural Resources Committee today approved landmark comprehensive legislation authored by Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) to address the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and to implement reforms of America's federal offshore and onshore oil and gas leasing program.
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Bordallo Statement on Abuses by NOAA Law Enforcement
Thursday, 01 July 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Chairwoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) released the following statement in response to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG) that will be made public today on abuses of the Asset Forfeiture Fund by employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement:
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