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Oversight Hearing on “EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy”
Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:00 PM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Oversight Hearing on:

  • "EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Edmund Fogels
Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources
State of Alaska Representative, Interstate Mining Compact Commission

Sheldon Maier
President
Fortymile Mining District
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Chris Hamilton
Senior Vice President
West Virginia Coal Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Norman Van Vactor
Chief Executive Officer
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

Burdensome red-tape, onerous federal regulations, and abusive actions by the Obama Administration, particularly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have shuttered mining operations across the country. These actions have cost thousands of American jobs and blocked the production of essential minerals and raw materials that help provide low-cost energy and are used in everyday products. Preemptively withdrawing land from mineral development, retroactively canceling permits, and armed raids like the one that recently occurred in Chicken, Alaska only serve to hurt our economy and our national security. This hearing will examine the EPA’s recent actions and offer solutions to grow America’s mining industry in order to protect and create American jobs and grow the economy.

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