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Senator Hyde-Smith knows dependence on foreign oil poses economic and national security risks for the United States.  The Senator supports responsible exploration and production of Mississippi’s and the nation’s energy resources, including the development of new technologies to support the production of biofuels and other energy sources.

As a fourth-generation farmer, Senator Hyde-Smith understands the importance of conservation and good stewardship of our natural resources.  She supports balanced and responsible resource management policies to ensure Mississippi’s forests, wetlands, and coastal region remain assets for future generations to enjoy.


HYDE-SMITH ASSERTS PAST ECO-TERRORISM LINKS, LACK OF VERACITY SHOULD DISQUALIFY BLM NOMINEE

HYDE-SMITH ASSERTS PAST ECO-TERRORISM LINKS, LACK OF VERACITY SHOULD DISQUALIFY BLM NOMINEE

Senator Critical of Senate Dems Move to Confirm Tracy Stone-Manning Despite Ongoing Controversies, Unanswered Questions

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Delivers Remarks on Controversial BLM Nominee.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Senate Democrats moved to confirm President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today argued Tracy Stone-Manning’s...

HYDE-SMITH DISSATISFIED WITH INTERIOR DEPT. INACTION ON OFFSHORE ENERGY LEASES

HYDE-SMITH DISSATISFIED WITH INTERIOR DEPT. INACTION ON OFFSHORE ENERGY LEASES

At Hearing, Senator Challenges Interior Sec. on Complying with Federal Ruling to Resume Lease Sales

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Questions Interior Secretary on Offshore Energy Production.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today expressed dissatisfaction with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s lack of action to resume offshore energy leasing activities after a federal court overruled President...

Lankford joins call for Biden to withdraw BLM nominee

Oklahoma Energy Today

Lankford joins call for Biden to withdraw BLM nominee

July 15, 2021

Senator James Lankford joined all of the Republican members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to send a letter to President Biden calling on him to withdraw the nomination of Tracy Stone...

Forest Service sells land for southwest Mississippi project

The Associated Press

Forest Service sells land for southwest Mississippi project

The Associated Press

MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is transferring ownership of a parcel of land to a group that plans to develop a conference center and a 200-room lodge near a lake in southwestern...

LAND ACQUIRED FOR LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER ON LAKE OKHISSA

(NOTE: The Scenic Rivers Development Alliance issued the following news release on Friday, July 16.)

LAND ACQUIRED FOR LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER ON LAKE OKHISSA

July 16, 2021

Meadville, MS (Press Release) - Scenic Rivers Development Alliance today announced the acquisition of approximately 150 acres of land along the shoreline of Lake Okhissa in Southwest Mississippi from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Scenic Rivers Development Alliance is a body politic of the State of Mississippi, which has...

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS WITHDRAWAL OF BIDEN BLM NOMINEE

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS WITHDRAWAL OF BIDEN BLM NOMINEE

Energy Committee Republicans Highlight Nominee’s False & Misleading Statements, Past Ties to Eco-Terrorist Cell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today joined fellow Republicans on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in sending President Biden a letter that calls on him to withdraw his nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The letter highlights the false and misleading statements made by nominee...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES AGAINST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, WANTS IMPROVEMENTS AS BILL MOVES FORWARD

HYDE-SMITH VOTES AGAINST ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, WANTS IMPROVEMENTS AS BILL MOVES FORWARD

Senator’s Public Lands & Offshore Leasing Amendment Stymied by Energy Committee Democrats

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Offers Amendment to Require Biden Administration to Follow the Law on Public Lands, Offshore Energy Leases.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted against advancing energy infrastructure legislation due to its expansion of federal powers over states and...

Mississippi city gets $492,000 to map contaminated sites

Associated Press

Mississippi city gets $492,000 to map contaminated sites

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is getting a $492,000 federal grant to list and assess contaminated and abandoned industrial and commercial sites and to get local residents interested.

Target...