Senator Romney joined Senator Sullivan (R-AK) and 20 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the executive director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council demanding the Council rescind its proposal to limit the type of mining projects eligible for the improved permitting process established under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.
Clean Air, Energy & Water
Senator Romney joined Senators Risch (R-ID) and Crapo (R-ID), members of the Senate Western Caucus, in a letter to Senate leadership urging the continued Endangered Species Act listing prohibition for the greater sage-grouse.
Senator Romney joined Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Risch (R-ID) as a cosponsor of the bipartisan Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for “Good Samaritans,” such as state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, and other groups, to clean up and improve water quality in and around abandoned hardrock mines.
Senators Romney (R-UT), Barrasso (R-WY), Lummis (R-WY), and Lee (R-UT) sent a letter urging the Bureau of Land Management to immediately withdraw its misguided Rock Springs Draft Resource Management Plan. The proposal ignores more than a decade’s worth of local input and would reduce the land to single use. If enforced, it will inevitably end grazing, critical transmission line improvements, and gas production that powers the region.
Senators Romney and Kelly (D-AZ), and Representative Curtis (R-UT), today commented on the latest report released by the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission—which Senator Romney secured in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—outlining recommendations to prevent, mitigate, suppress, and manage wildland fires.
Senator Romney joined KSL Sunday Edition with Boyd Matheson for a wide-ranging interview to discuss the issues impacting Utah, as well as some of the biggest challenges facing our nation—both at home and abroad.
Senator Romney joined Senators Scott (R-SC) and Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan to withdraw the unlawful “Clean Power Plan 2.0.” The plan effectively shuts down affordable and reliable energy, intensifying the energy shortage the United States is already facing.
Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Boost Support for Programs to Reduce Salinity of the Colorado River
Senator Romney joined Senators Bennet (D-CO) and Lummis (R-WY) in introducing the Colorado River Salinity Control Fix Act, legislation which would provide greater support for Colorado River Basin water users and local governments working to reduce the salt load in the Colorado River.
Romney Secures Measures to Fill Gaps in Public Health Data, Bolster Utah’s Wastewater Monitoring Technology in Pandemic Preparedness Package
Senator Romney applauded the passage of the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (PAHPA), which passed today by a vote of 17-3. Romney served as a lead negotiator of PAHPA along with his HELP colleague Senator Casey (D-PA) and Senators Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sanders (I-VT), Ranking Member and Chair of HELP, respectively.
Senators Romney and Casey (D-PA), members of the Senate HELP Committee, applauded the passage of their pandemic preparedness and response bill out of Committee. With lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act strengthens the United States’ ability to address future public health crises by investing in public health programs, promoting public health data and information sharing, strengthening lab security, and pursuing new research.
Romney, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Wastewater Testing Systems for Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Senators Romney, Booker (D-NJ), and King (I-ME) today introduced the bipartisan Public Health Response and Emergency Detection Through Integrated Wastewater Surveillance (PREDICT) Act. This legislation would strengthen and expand the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS), which was initially developed to coordinate and build the United States’ capacity to track the presence of SARS-CoV-2, and other infectious-disease causing pathogens in wastewater, by awarding grants to state, tribal, and local health departments.
Senators Romney and Hickenlooper (D-CO) introduced the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Reauthorization Act. The bill extends the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program for seven years, which, combined, protect four threatened and endangered native fish species in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.