Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382, H.R. 4383, H.R. 4402, H.R. 1192 and H.R. 2176
Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:00 PM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, April 26, 2012
3:00 p.m.

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  • Press Release - Amodei Introduces Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (4/19/2012)
  • Press Release - Natural Resources Republicans Unveil Legislation to Expand Onshore American Energy Production, Lower Gas Prices (4/18/2012)

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 4381 (Tipton), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service. "Planning for American Energy Act"
  • H.R. 4382 (Coffman), To ensure Federal oil and natural gas lease sales occur, eliminate redundant leasing bureaucracy, and provide leasing certainty. "Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act"
  • H.R. 4383 (Lamborn), To streamline the application for permits to drill process and increase funds for energy project permit processing, and for other purposes. "Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act"
  • H.R. 4402 (Amodei), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness. "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012"
  • H.R. 1192 (Lummis), To extend the current royalty rate for soda ash. "Soda Ash Royalty Extension, Job Creation, and Export Enhancement Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 2176 (Heinrich), To dedicate a portion of the rental fees from wind and solar energy projects on Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management for the administrative costs of processing applications for new wind and solar projects, and for other purposes. "Clean Energy Promotion Act"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Chairman

The Honorable Mike Coffman, CO-06
Committee Member

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Representative Amodei, NV-02 (H.R. 4402)
Member of Congress

Representative Lummis, WY-At Large (H.R. 1192)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Kathleen M. Sgamma (H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383)
Vice President of Government & Public Affairs
Western Energy Alliance
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jack Ekstrom (H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383)
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Whiting Petroleum
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Hal Quinn (H.R. 4402)
President and CEO
National Mining Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Edward Flynn (H.R. 1192)
Secretary/Treasurer
Industrial Minerals Association - North America
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Brad Powell (H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382, H.R. 4383 and H.R. 4402)
Western Energy Director
Trout Unlimited
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Tom Vinson (H.R. 4381, H.R. 4383 and H.R. 2176)
Senior Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs
American Wind Energy Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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