Senator Romney applauded the passage of two Utah priorities out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act and the Great Salt Lake Stewardship Act.
Senator Romney applauded an announcement from the Department of Transportation that more than $70 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, negotiated by Romney and his colleagues, would be awarded to the Utah Department of Transportation for the I-15 South Iron County Freight, Mobility, and Safety Project.
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.
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 applauded an announcement by the U.S. Economic Development Administration that it would invest in Utah’s critical mineral production and manufacturing industry. The announcement comes after Romney advocated on behalf of the Intermountain Critical Materials Consortium, a collaborative group of industry partners led by the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, which is developing a regional strategy to advance the production and manufacturing of critical minerals needed for clean energy technologies, many of which lack any domestic production presence.
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.
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 released a statement in response to President Biden’s announcement to designate land near the Grand Canyon as a national monument, which will have detrimental impacts Utah’s miners and ranchers.
Senators Romney and Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, bipartisan legislation which would establish a stewardship fee to provide and expand access to substance use treatment.
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.
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.