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Oversight Field Hearing on "Gulf of Mexico: A Focus on Community Recovery and New Response Technology"
Monday, April 18, 2011 9:00 AM
Full Committee
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd, Houma, Louisiana


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Boulevard, Houma, Louisiana
Monday, April 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. Central Time





  • Official hearing transcript
  • Blog Post - Chairman Hastings Tours the Louisiana Coast (4/20/2011)
  • Press Release - Natural Resources Committee Republicans Examine Economic and Environmental Recovery at Gulf of Mexico Field Hearing (4/18/2011)
  • Committee Action - House Natural Resources Committee to Hold Gulf of Mexico Field Hearing in Louisiana (4/5/2011)
  • Letter - Reps. Hastings and Lamborn Letter to Gulf State Members Announcing Upcoming Hearings on de facto Moratorium (2/23/2011)

OVERSIGHT FIELD HEARING ON:

  • "Gulf of Mexico: A Focus on Community Recovery and New Response Technology"

OPENING STATEMENTS:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Chairman

The Honorable Jeff Landry
Committee Member

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Jerome Zeringue
Deputy Executive Director
Office of Coastal Activities
Office of the Governor

Michael C. Voisin
Owner & CEO
Motivatit Seafoods, LLC.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Lori Davis
President
RigChem
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Kim Chauvin
Owner
Mariah Jade Shrimp Company
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Lori LeBlanc
Executive Director
Gulf Economic Survival Team
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ryan Lambert
Cajun Fishing Adventures
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Brenda Dardar Robichaux
Principal Chief (Ex Officio)
United Houma Nation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II

Owen Kratz
Chief Executive Officer
Helix Corporation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Marty Massey
Chief Executive Officer
Marine Well Containment Company
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

This field hearing is an opportunity for Congress to listen to the people, communities and businesses in the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the tragic rig explosion, oil spill and the Administration’s de facto moratorium. The Committee will examine on-going obstacles to getting people back to work, environmental impacts, and new technology to ensure that U.S. offshore drilling moves forward safely and responsibly.

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