Natural Resources

Idaho is a beautiful state that benefits from abundant natural resources. Whether it’s farming, logging, or mining, Idahoans rely on these natural resources to feed their families and to grow our economy.

That’s why Raúl supports legislation that encourages development of the state’s natural resources.  The federal government prevents Idahoans from utilizing these resources to benefit our economy. Raúl champions legislation that allows development of natural resources on federal lands.

At a time when the federal government should be making money to offset the deficit, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management generates just 73 cents for every dollar spent on the management of federal lands.  Raúl is using his position on the Natural Resources Committee to create new governing framework that will result in these federal lands becoming productive once again.