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Oversight Field Hearing on “State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West” (Part I)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:00 AM
Full Committee
Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming


Oversight Field Hearing on:

  • “State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West”

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Members in Attendance:

The Honorable Doc Hastings (R-WA)
Chairman

The Honorable Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Steve Daines (R-MT)
Member of Congress

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Robert L. Hendry
Vice-Chair
Natrona County Board of Commissioners
Lysite, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Meghan Lally
Savery, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jeff Meyer
Managing Partner
Sweetwater River Conservancy
Alcova, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Renee C. Taylor
Owner
Taylor Environmental Consulting
Casper, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Robert Wharff
Executive Director
Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife
Evanston, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 the Full Committee will hold two oversight field hearings on the Endangered Species Act under the same title: “State and Local Efforts to Protect Species, Jobs, Property, and Multiple Use Amidst a New War on the West.” The focus of these hearings will be to hear specific examples of how states, local entities, recreational and private property owners are struggling to balance the needs of species with other economic and multiple use needs as the Obama Administration reignites a “War on the West” with federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings, critical habitat designations, and closed-door settlements with litigious groups. The first hearing will be held at 9:00 AM in Casper, Wyoming. The second hearing will be held at 1:30 PM in Billings, Montana.

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