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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2170, H.R. 2171, H.R. 2172 and H.R. 2173
Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1334 Longworth House Office Building

1334 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, June 23, 2011
10:00 a.m.


  • HR 2170 (Hastings of WA), Streamlining Federal review to facilitate renewable energy projects, "Cutting Federal Red Tape to Facilitate Renewable Energy Act"
  • HR 2171 (Labrador), To promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes, "Exploring for Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act"
  • HR 2172 (Noem), To facilitate the development of wind energy resources on Federal lands, "Utilizing America’s Federal Lands for Wind Energy Act"
  • HR 2173 (Wittman), To facilitate the development of offshore wind energy resources, "Advancing Offshore Wind Production Act"


The Honorable Doug Lamborn

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

The Honorable Kristi Noem
Committee Member


Panel I

Mike Pool
Deputy Director
Bureau of Land Management

Accompanied by:
Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Joel Holtrop
Deputy Chief
U.S. Forest Service

Panel II

PJ Dougherty
Vice President
Helios Strategies
(Truth in Testimony Forms)

Chris Taylor
Chief Development Officer
Element Power
Testifying on behalf of the American Wind Energy Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Paul Thomsen
Director of Policy and Business Development
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Chase Huntley
Director, Renewable Energy Policy
The Wilderness Society
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jim Lyons
Senior Director, Renewable Energy
Defenders of Wildlife
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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