Environmental Politics, Politics

Environews: ‘Bye-‘bye Bishop

In January, newly elected Democrats will be the House majority in Washington and Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) will no longer chair the House Resources Committee that oversees legislation dealing with America’s public lands. Bishop, who formerly chaired the Congressional Western Caucus, pushed an agenda of privatization, transfer of public lands, energy development and “multiple use” (in the sense of not supporting conservation areas). The new chair is likely to be Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3), a long-time advocate of public lands conservation.