Balancing our nation's energy needs, while protecting our public lands always presents difficult challenges. Chairman Rahall (D-W.Va.) is to be commended for his hard work on this bill, however, with the Senate taking action on the bill this week, the bill is still a work in progress. I am looking forward to continue working with Chairman Rahall to seek consensus on differences once the bill goes into conference.

Editor's note: Rep. Nick RahallNick Joe RahallWe shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief Break the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Clinton mulls role in 2018 midterms MORE chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources; Rep. Costa chairs its Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.