Oversight Hearing on “Energy in America: BLM’s Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy Production”
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:00 PM Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing on:
"Energy in America: BLM’s Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy Production"
This hearing will focus on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) expanding regulatory reach and over regulation of energy production on federal land. Since taking office, the Obama Administration has made oil and natural gas development on federal lands so burdensome and uncertain that companies continue to avoid federal land for development. Those companies that do develop on federal land are subject to multiple regulatory hurdles, permit approval delays, and increasingly duplicative and burdensome regulations. The BLM continues to withdraw and defer land from oil and gas leasing, and write and rewrite Resource Management Plans that reduce the amount of land available to oil and gas leasing.
Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing on the status of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA). ......
Today, the Department of the Interior’s Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico brought in over $274 million for over 900,000 acres in the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisia......
Today, Representatives Jody Hice (R-GA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1668, the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act.” H.R. 1668 establishes a new foundation that will leverage privat......