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Chairman Hastings: Committee to Hold Prompt Hearing on BOEMRE/Coast Guard Spill Report
Report delayed for months scheduled for a hearing next week

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 14, 2011 - On Friday, September 23rd, the Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee oversight hearing on the final report of the BOEMRE/U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team.

“After repeated delays, the federal government is finally releasing the findings of its investigation into the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident,” Chairman Hastings said. “This is another significant report on the disaster and I’m hopeful it will give us a clearer picture about what happened so Congress, industry and the Administration can move forward responsibly and appropriately. We have waited far too long for this report, but the Committee is ready to take action and a hearing is now officially scheduled for next week. I’m confident that with a far more complete reporting of the facts, we will be able to take a thoughtful approach to real reforms to ensure continued safe American energy production.”

WHAT: Natural Resources Full Committee Oversight Hearing on:
“BOEMRE/U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team Report

Witnesses to be announced.

WHEN: Friday, September 23, 2011
10:00 A.M.

WHERE: 1324 Hearing Room in the Longworth House Office Building

Visit the Committee Hearings webpage for testimony and additional information, once it is made available. The hearing is open to the public and a live stream will be broadcast at http://naturalresources.house.gov/live.

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