Public Lands

Our public monuments and parks are critical for land and water conservation and preserving the rich history of our country. I am proud to work on projects that protect our public lands and ensure that they are accessible to all Americans.

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June 5, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a bipartisan group of House members to cosponsor the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address priority repair needs in our national parks and other land management agencies.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of 118 members of Congress on a letter to Congressional leadership urging the full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and dedicated funding to address the maintenance backlog on public lands in future coronavirus relief packages.

April 29, 2020 In The News

PHOENIX – Environmentalists are blasting a Trump administration call for “bold action to revive and strengthen the uranium mining industry,” an industry whose history they say has left a “toxic trail” through the Grand Canyon.

They are responding to a report last week by the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group, which called for the government to support both uranium mining and nuclear power technology to preserve national security.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, in response to the administration’s release of new guidelines that seek to expand and deregulate uranium mining operations across the desert Southwest, including lands surrounding the Grand Canyon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement:

April 2, 2020 Contributed Columns

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Grand Canyon National Park Acting Superintendent Mary Risser, with the support of the National Parks Service Deputy Director David Vela and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, heeded the advice of Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and announced Grand Canyon National Park would close until further notice to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

April 1, 2020 Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Grand Canyon National Park Acting Superintendent Mary Risser, with the support of the National Parks Service Deputy Director David Vela and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, heeded the advice of Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and announced Grand Canyon National Park would close until further notice to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

March 30, 2020 In The News

Northern Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran called on Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily close Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, as a Grand Canyon Village resident became the first to test positive in the area.

March 29, 2020 In The News

Rep. Tom O'Halleran speaks with FOX 10's Anita Roman about his calls for Congress to close the Grand Canyon in light of coronavirus concerns. [View video interview here.]

March 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), whose district encompasses the Grand Canyon, called on Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily close Grand Canyon National Park to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the health and safety of park employees, visitors, and families in nearby northern Arizona communities.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that the Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted in support of expanded uranium mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:  

“I am extremely displeased to see this vote in Mohave County. Expanding uranium mine operations on lands near the Grand Canyon puts more than just the natural beauty and cultural significance of the area at risk—it threatens the health of Arizonans, our water supply, and our state’s tourism economy.

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