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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1229, H.R. 1230 and H.R. 1231
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
10:00 a.m.

  • Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast
  • Official hearing transcript
  • Markup - Full Committee Markup on H.R. 1229, H.R. 1230 and H.R. 1231 (4/13/2011)
  • Hot Air Alert - Natural Resource Committee Democrats Make Inaccurate Statements on GOP Energy Bills (4/6/2011)
  • Press Release - Economist Testifies that Hastings’ Energy Bills could Create 1.2 Million American Jobs (4/6/2011)
  • Press Release - Chairman Hastings’ Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Three Bills to Expand Offshore Energy Production (3/29/2011)
  • Press Release - Chairman Hastings Introduces Three Bills to Increase Offshore American Energy Production, Create American Jobs (3/29/2011)

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 1229 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to facilitate the safe and timely production of American energy resources from the Gulf of Mexico. "Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act"
  • H.R. 1230 (Hastings of WA), To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain offshore oil and gas lease sales, and for other purposes. "Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act"
  • H.R. 1231 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that each 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program offer leasing in the areas with the most prospective oil and gas resources, to establish a domestic oil and natural gas production goal, and for other purposes. "Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act"

OPENING STATEMENTS:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Chairman

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Doug Domenech
Secretary of Natural Resources
State of Virginia

Hank Danos
President
Danos & Curole Contractors, Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Joseph R. Mason, Ph.D.
Moyse/LBA Endowed Professor
Louisiana State University and
Senior Fellow, The Wharton School
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Emily Woglom
Director, Government Relations
Ocean Conservancy
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

The bills are part of the American Energy Initiative, an ongoing effort by House Republicans to stop government policies that are driving up energy prices and expand American energy production to help lower costs and create jobs. For more information on these bills visit http://naturalresources.house.gov/AmericanEnergy.

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