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Oversight Hearing on "One Year After President Obama’s Gulf of Mexico 6-Month Moratorium Officially Lifted: Examining the Lingering Impacts on Jobs, Energy Production and Local Economies"
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10:00 a.m.





  • Official hearing transcript
  • Press Release - Local Gulf Business Leaders Testify on Lingering Economic and Energy Effects One Year After President’s Moratorium Lifted (10/12/2011
  • Committee Action - Full Committee to Examine Lingering Economic Impacts One Year After President Obama’s Official Gulf Moratorium Lifted (10/5/2011)
  • Committee Investigation - The Obama Administration's Decision to Include Gulf Drilling Moratorium in Interior Report

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "One Year After President Obama’s Gulf of Mexico 6-Month Moratorium Officially Lifted: Examining the Lingering Impacts on Jobs, Energy Production and Local Economies"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Sean Shafer
Manager of Consulting / Senior Market Analyst
Quest Offshore Resources
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Al Reese, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Chris Auer
Principal
Crevalle Management Services
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Cory Kief
President
Offshore Towing
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Captain Bob Zales, II
President
National Association of Charterboat Operators
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Bruce Craul
Chief Operating Officer
Legendary, Inc.
Incoming Chairman of the Board, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Fernando Galvez
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

This hearing will provide an opportunity to hear from Gulf Coast residents and businesses about the economic challenges they are still facing one year after the Obama Administration lifted its official offshore moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. The moratorium has caused hardship for Gulf families and slowed much needed American energy production. “This Administration owes the hardworking people of the Gulf Coast an effective and efficient permitting process that ensures American offshore drilling is the safest in the world while providing timely results,” said Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings.

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