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House Natural Resources Committee to Hold Gulf of Mexico Field Hearing in Louisiana


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2011 - On Monday, April 18th the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee oversight field hearing in Houma, LA entitled “Gulf of Mexico: A Focus on Community Recovery and New Response Technology.”

“This field hearing is an opportunity for Congress to listen to the people, communities and businesses in the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the tragic rig explosion, oil spill and the Administration’s de facto moratorium,” said Chairman Doc Hastings. “We’ll examine on-going obstacles to getting people back to work, environmental impacts, and new technology to ensure that U.S. offshore drilling moves forward safely and responsibly.”

WHAT: House Natural Resources Committee Oversight Field Hearing on “Gulf of Mexico: A Focus on Community Recovery and New Response Technology.”

Witnesses to be announced.

WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2011
9:00 A.M. CT

WHERE: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
346 Civic Center Blvd.
Houma, Louisiana 70360

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