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Oversight Hearing on “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices”
Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:


The Honorable Michael McKee
County Commissioner
Uintah County, Utah

Whit Perryman
Vermeer Equipment of Texas-Louisiana
Vice President of Associated Equipment Distributors
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Frank M. Puskarich
Founder and Owner
Hog father’s Old Fashioned BBQ
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Paul Battista
Co-Founder and VP of Business Development
SunnySide Supply Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Don Shilling
President, General Equipment & Supplies, Inc.
Member, Energy Equipment Infrastructure Alliance
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Paul Cicio
Industrial Energy Consumers of America
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Daniel Weiss
Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy
Center for American Progress Action Fund
(Truth in Testimony Form)


This hearing will focus on the economic benefits onshore oil and gas development can bring to communities and how it can contribute to energy security. It will focus on the economic growth and expansion that has been made possible through onshore oil and gas development by highlighting individual stories of business owners who have benefitted from energy development by increasing profits, creating new jobs, and expanding their businesses in areas previously seeing little economic growth prior to energy development in the area. Additionally, this hearing will focus on roadblocks and rules coming from the Obama Administration aimed at preventing energy development and job creation on federal lands and the impact these hurdles will have on economic development.

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