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Oversight Hearing on “A Washington, DC-Based Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation and Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order”
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Water and Power
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Oversight Hearing on:

  • "A Washington, DC-Based Bureaucratic Invention with Potential Water Conservation and Property Rights Impacts: The National Blueways Order"

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Tom McClintock
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Rebecca Wodder*
Senior Advisor to the Secretary
Department of the Interior
Washington, DC
Statement for the Record

The Honorable Robert Griffin
Judge
Independence County
Batesville, Arkansas
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Eddy Justice
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Sutton Bacon
President and CEO
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Bryson City, North Carolina
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Karen Budd-Falen
Attorney
Budd-Falen Law Offices
Cheyenne, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

* Ms. Wodder was invited by the Subcommittee but declined to attend.

Background:

The National Blueways Secretarial Order was signed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2012 and creates unilateral authority for the Secretary of the Interior to designate entire watersheds as “National Blueways.” There are growing concerns that the Order has the potential to impose water and land use restrictions and undermine property rights.

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