Home > calendar > Page
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

Witnesses and Testimony:


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

Sheldon Maier
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)


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.

Related Documents:

Latest News

Administration More Interested in Destroying Dams than Generating Affordable Hydroelectricity

Yesterday, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the destruction of four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon....... Read more

Bishop: Special Interests, Courts are De-facto Arm of Obama Administration in Charge of ESA Policy

In abiding to a recent court order that vacated the Obama Administration’s withdrawal of a proposed rule to list the North American wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the ...... Read more

Bishop: Fishermen Need More Flexibility than NOAA Doles Out

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a new rule that will provide regional fishery management councils with more flexibility in catch limits. The rule is ali...... Read more

View All News


No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events