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Rep. Stewart Helps Secure $140 Million for University of Utah Geothermal Research in Milford

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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Utah site, located in Milford, Utah, will receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for geothermal research and development. Rep. Stewart (R-Utah) commented: I am thrilled for the University and Beaver County. This initiative highlights our world renowned scientists and the groundbreaking res... Read more »

Rep. Stewart Introduces The Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced The Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, which will ensure continued access to national parks and help preserve jobs for outfitters, guides and other seasonal employees. The Department of Labor finalized rules in 2014 that established a new minimum wage and overtime hours for businesses operating under federal contracts – including recreational businesses who... Read more »

Stewart: New EPA Regulations are Pure Fantasy

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Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new carbon regulations, requiring power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Following this announcement, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), former chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Environment, released the following statement: Read more »

Rep. Stewart Votes to Move Forward with the Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) voted in favor of the Northern Route Approval Act, which allows Congress to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, bypassing the need for approval from the White House Administration. The Pipeline would bring crude oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries of the gulf coast in the United States. Stewart released the following statement after the passage of the bill: Read more »

Rep. Chris Stewart Leads Charge Towards Energy Independence

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, led a key hearing, moving one step closer to getting the Keystone XL Pipeline approved. The Keystone pipeline would bring crude oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries of the gulf coast in the United States. Today’s joint Environment and Energy Subcommittee hearing reviewed the environmental and science aspects of the Keystone XL project, with a specific focus on the State Department’s recently released Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Read more »

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