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Congressman Ryan Zinke supports an all of the above energy policy which includes renewables, fossil fuels and alternative energy.  He is a strong advocate for American energy independence and reducing our reliance on foreign oil. Rep. Zinke believes we need to use every tool available in our energy toolbox to acheive American energy independence and that includes building the Keystone XL Pipeline, developing clean coal, and encouraging renewable energy research and development because it is critical that Montana families and businesses have access to reliable and affordable energy.

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November 15, 2016 Press Release

Zinke weighs in on new BLM rule against oil and gas development on federal and tribal land

(CONGRESS) November 15, 2016 – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in furtherance of the outgoing Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, issued their final regulatory rule regarding methane gas emissions and flares that occur during oil and gas development.

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke issued the following statement:

September 8, 2016 Press Release

In Historic Vote, House Committee Passes Two Zinke Bills:Recognition of Little Shell and Certainty for States and Tribes Act

(CONGRESS) September 8, 2016 – Today the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced two of Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke’s bills, the Certainty for States and Tribes Act and legislation to federally recognize the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe. Both pieces of legislation were offered by Senator Steve Daines in the U.S. Senate. 

Regarding the Recognition of the Little Shell

July 14, 2016 Press Release

Zinke Applauds Passage of Department of Interior Appropriations

Bill includes Zinke’s provisions to end Obama’s federal coal  moratorium and blocks new coal, gas and oil regulations


June 30, 2016 Press Release

Zinke & Daines Defend Montana Coal Country, Blast DOI Regulations

(CONGRESS) June 30, 2016 – Today, the Department of the Interior (Interior) released its final rule to unjustly overhaul the royalty and valuation process for coal, oil, and gas production on federal and tribal lands. Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke and U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted Interior for the regulation, which will make the process even more expensive for the Crow Tribe to mine their coal and make a living. The final rule becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

June 14, 2016 Press Release

Video: Rep. Zinke & Billing’s Union Leader, Mike Johnson, hold hearing fighting for Montana coal jobs

Johnson: “I lost a darn good-paying job…These coal miners don’t have anyplace to go.”

June 9, 2016 Press Release

Montana Congressional Delegation Pushes Forest Service to Advance Permitting Process for Rock Creek Mine

(U.S. Congress)—Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke this week pushed the U.S. Forest Service to finalize an important document and advance a decades-old permitting process for the Rock Creek Mine in northwest Montana.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Daines, Zinke Introduce Legislation to Give States & Tribes Say in Energy Development

Provides needed certainty in wake of Obama administration moratorium on new coal leases 


May 9, 2016 Press Release

Crow Coal Terminal Killed by Army Corps of Engineers Political Actions

Zinke FOIAs USACE Colonel John Buck’s Emails

April 20, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Ryan Zinke’s Statement on the Senate Energy Bill

(CONGRESS) April 20, 2016 – Today the Senate passed the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 with a vote of 85-12. The bill will now be conferenced with the House version, H.R. 8, The North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act, which was passed in December.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

Zinke Calls for DoD Investigation into Col. Buck of Army Corps of Engineers

Zinke: “It is illegal for Mr. Buck to be politically swayed in any manner, as his primary duty is to defend this nation in its entirety.”