Sixty-eight million acres of federals lands both onshore and underlying federal waters offshore in the OCS are currently being held by oil and gas companies with no production occurring on these leasesRahall: Plenty oil, gas available on lands Jun 18, 2008
When I changed the name from Resources to Natural Resources, it wasn't just for cosmetic reasons -- it's for what I view as the real guts of the responsibility of this committeeU.S. wilderness designations on the rise Jun 16, 2008
This incident in roughly 350 feet of water highlights all too clearly that the risks of offshore drilling are not limited to deep waterRep. seeks compliance docs on Mariner Energy Sep 03, 2010
Nick Joe Rahall II (born May 20, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1977, and the Chairman of the House Resources Committee. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes much of the southern portion of the state, including Huntington, Bluefield and Beckley. Rahall has served in Congress since 1977.
Rahall was born in Beckley. He is of Lebanese descent. His father was a businessowner with diverse holdings, including many radio stations throughout the state. Rahall graduated in 1971 from Duke University. Following his graduation, he attended graduate school at the George Washington University. He then went to work for the late Senator Robert Byrd (who was from nearby Sophia) as a staff member.
Rahall has been the Chairman of the Resources Committee since the Democrats won control of the House in 2007. He is also the second-most senior Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.