Maintaining access to reliable and affordable energy must remain a top priority for our nation.  Rising energy costs are a burden to both families and seniors, making American businesses less competitive in the global marketplace, leading to reduced job.  Fortunately, recent technological developments within the energy exploration industry have allowed safe and efficient drilling of shale formations, including the Utica and Marcellus.  These shale formations have the potential to provide Americans with more than a century of energy and will help lead the way toward North American energy independence.  Congress must ensure that drilling is conducted in a safe and responsible manner and that landowners are treated fairly.

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March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The day after the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH-07) reintroduced two bills to rein in the EPA and protect farmers, landowners, and businesses from overzealous bureaucrats.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

May 9, 2017 Press Release

MILLERSBURG, OHIO – In reaction to the announcement from US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt soliciting input from all 50 governors, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

March 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After President Trump signed the executive order rescinding the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

February 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to provide clarification on the use and application of EPA-approved pesticides, Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act with bipartisan support earlier today. The legislation corrects a 2009 court decision that required a duplicative and unnecessary National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for pesticides that have already been regulated, tested, and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

February 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the House voted on a resolution of disapproval for a Department of Interior regulation called the Stream Protection Rule. The rule, finalized in the last days of the Obama Administration, is one of the greatest examples of Washington bureaucrats ignoring industry stakeholders, the states that pledged to assist with development of the rule, and the thousands of miners who rely on a commonsense regulatory approach.

January 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to give American cities and towns flexibility when complying with Environmental Protection Agency mandates, Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced the Water Quality Improvement Act today.  The bill sets into law an EPA program called Integrated Planning, which gives cities, municipalities, and local governments the ability to prioritize projects and mandates in an effort to provide clean water for its residents.

December 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, the House passed legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects critical to economic growth and environmental rehabilitation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, passed with bipartisan support, makes critical improvements to America’s ports, channels, locks, dams, and other infrastructure.

June 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Standing in support of the American energy industry, the House of Representatives passed two resolutions earlier today to express the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposals that will hurt American energy producers.

May 31, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After the release of a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in favor of landowners and private property rights, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement: