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Oversight Hearing on "American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters, Part I – Department of Interior Officials"
Friday, May 13, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Friday, May 13, 2011
10:00 a.m.

  • Official hearing transcript
  • Press Release - Regulatory Uncertainty, Permitting Delays Stifle Renewable Energy Development (5/13/2011)
  • Committee Action - Natural Resources Committee to Hold Full Committee Hearing on Roadblocks to Solar and Wind Production on Public Lands (4/20/2011)

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters, Part I – Department of Interior Officials"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Bob Abbey
Director
Bureau of Land Management

The Honorable Michael R. Bromwich
Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

BACKGROUND:

Wind and solar energy is an integral part of an all-of-the-above energy approach, but unfortunately production on public lands often faces significant obstacles. This hearing will examine policies and actions, such as permitting delays, that have blocked or hindered development of renewable energy sources on our federal lands and waters.

Other Hearings in the Series:

  • Hearing - Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters, Part II – The Wind and Solar Industry Perspective" held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

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