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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3641, H.R. 3894, H.R. 4606, H.R. 5544 and H.R. 5791
Friday, June 8, 2012 9:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1334 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Friday, June 8, 2012
9:00 a.m.





LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 3641 (Farr), To establish Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. "Pinnacles National Park Act"
  • H.R. 3894 (Jackson Jr.), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Pullman Historic Site in Chicago, Illinois, and for other purposes. "Pullman Historic Site National Park Service Study Act"
  • H.R. 4606 (Rehberg), To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 5544 (Cravaack), To authorize and expedite a land exchange involving National Forest System land in the Laurentian District of the Superior National Forest and certain other National Forest System land in the State of Minnesota that has limited recreational and conservation resources and lands owned by the State of Minnesota in trust for the public school system that are largely scattered in checkerboard fashion within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and have important recreational, scenic, and conservation resources, and for other purposes. "Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act"
  • H.R. 5791 (Flake), To provide for reasonable and necessary access to Wilderness Areas for the restoration of water sources, supplies, or infrastructure during a state of emergency declared by the Governor of a State. "Emergency Water Supply Restoration Act"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Rep. Sam Farr, CA (H.R. 3641)
Member of Congress

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., IL (H.R. 3894)
Member of Congress

Rep. Chip Cravaack, MN (H.R. 5544)
Member of Congress

Rep. Jeff Flake, AZ (H.R. 5791)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Leslie Weldon (H.R. 5544 and H.R. 5791)
Deputy Chief
United States Forest Service

Victor Knox (H.R. 5791)
Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service

Rep. Denise Dittrich (H.R. 5544)
Member
Minnesota House of Representatives

Grace Keliher (H.R. 5544)
Minnesota School Boards Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Betsy Daub (H.R. 5544)
Policy Director
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Nancy Lewis Sosa (H.R. 5791)
Resident
Tombstone, AZ
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Paul Spitler (H.R. 5791)
National Wilderness Campaigns Associate Director
Wilderness Society
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel III

Victor Knox (H.R. 3641, H.R. 3894 and H.R. 4606)
Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service

Jerry Muenzer (H.R. 3641)
Supervisor, District Four
San Benito County Board of Supervisors

Arthur Pearson (H.R. 3894)
Resident
Pullman, IL
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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