Natural Resources Committee Outlines Process For Water Rights Settlements

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rob Bishop, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, sent a letter dated Feb. 26 to Attorney General Eric Holder and Sally Jewell, secretary of the Interior, outlining the process the committee intends to follow when considering future Indian water rights settlements.

(Letter available. Document #96-150325-025X.)

The House Natural Resources Committee has primary authorizing jurisdiction over the legislative resolution of Indian water rights claims within the House of Representatives. The United States has a longstanding policy that disputes regarding...
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