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Oversight Field Hearing on "Explosion of Federal Regulations Threatening Jobs and Economic Survival in the West"
Monday, March 12, 2012 1:00 PM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
Elko Convention Center, 700 Moren Way, Elko, Nevada


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
Elko Convention Center, 700 Moren Way, Elko, Nevada
Monday, March 12, 2012
1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Press Release - Witnesses Call for Increased Public Participation, Transparency in Federal Land Management Decision-Making Process (3/12/2012)

OVERSIGHT FIELD HEARING ON:

  • "Explosion of Federal Regulations Threatening Jobs and Economic Survival in the West"
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OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Harv Forsgren
Regional Forester
Intermountain Region
U.S. Forest Service

Charlie Myers
Elko County Commissioner

Gerald Temoke
Chairman, Elko Band Council
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone

Mike McKee
Uintah County Commissioner

Dr. JJ Goicoechea, DVM
NV Cattlemen’s Association,
Public Lands Council &
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Howard Hutchinson
Executive Director
Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Doug Shippy
Owner
Ship’s Cycle
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

The hearing will focus on the lack of local involvement in development of the U.S. Forest Service's travel management plans and the resultant disregard for public access and multiple-use of federal lands, and the protection of state water rights.

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