Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Bureau of Land Management’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule’s Impacts on Indian Tribal Energy Development"
Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS
OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:
The Honorable Don Young
WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:
The Honorable Irene Cuch
The Honorable TJ Show
The Honorable Mike Olguin
The Honorable Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall
The Honorable Wesley Martel
The Honorable Scott Russell
The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold an oversight hearing to hear testimony on Bureau of Land Management’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule’s Impacts on Indian Tribal Energy Development. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has drafted a proposed rule to create additional red tape for oil and gas operators using hydraulic fracturing on “public lands,” a term which the Department of the Interior deems to include lands the United States holds in trust for the exclusive use and benefit of Indians. The proposed rule could drive oil and gas operators from Indian lands and deprive historically impoverished tribes of a needed source of private investment, tribal royalty revenues, and high-wage jobs.
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