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Oversight Hearing on "The President’s New National Ocean Policy - A Plan for Further Restrictions on Ocean, Coastal and Inland Activities"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
10:00 a.m.





  • Official hearing transcript
  • Press Release - Administration Dodges Questions on Obama’s Ocean Zoning Plan, Witnesses Begrudge Lack of Public Participation, Potential Implications (10/26/2011)
  • Key Issue - President Obama's National Ocean Policy

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "The President’s New National Ocean Policy - A Plan for Further Restrictions on Ocean, Coastal and Inland Activities"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Nancy Sutley
Chair, U.S. Council on Environmental Quality
Co-Chair, National Ocean Council

Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Under Secretary of Commerce, Oceans and Atmosphere
Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Panel II

Jim Donofrio
Executive Director
Recreational Fishing Alliance
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Randall Luthi
President
National Ocean Industries Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Michael Conathan
Director of Ocean Policy
Center for American Progress
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

This hearing is the second hearing to focus on the National Ocean Policy and the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning initiative. The hearing will feature testimony from Administration officials and impacted industries on President Obama’s Executive Order 13547, which established a new National Ocean Policy and Council that could severely restrict the recreational and commercial uses of our oceans and create uncertainty for inland activities.

Other Hearings in the Series:

  • Hearing - Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "The President’s New National Ocean Policy - A Plan for Further Restrictions on Ocean, Coastal and Inland Activities" held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building.
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