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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1964, H.R. 1965, H.R. 1394, and H.R. 555
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 1964 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the Reserve each year in the period 2013 through 2023, and for other purposes. ‘‘National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act”
  • H.R. 1965 (Lamborn),To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes. “Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act”
  • H.R. 1394 (Tipton), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service. “Planning for American Energy Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 555 (Johnson of OH), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes. “BLM Live Internet Auctions Act”

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Chairman

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Jamie Connell
BLM Acting Deputy Director
U.S. Department of the Interior

Commissioner Dan Sullivan
Department of Natural Resources
State of Alaska

Charlotte E. Brower
Mayor
North Slope Borough

PANEL II

Richard Glenn
Executive Vice President, Lands & Natural Resources
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jack Ekstrom
Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

William W. Britain
President / CEO
EnergyNet.com, Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Debbie Miller
Founder and Member of Board of Directors
Alaska Wilderness League
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jim Spehar
Former Mayor
Grand Junction, Colorado
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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