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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5482, H.R. 6474 and H.R. 6481 | Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee

On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 5482 (Rep. Hageman), “Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act of 2023”; 
  • H.R. 6474 (Rep. Steel), To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to expedite geothermal exploration and development in previously studied or developed areas; and 
  • H.R. 6481 (Rep. Hageman), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the fee for an expression of interest if the expression of interest becomes inactive, and for other purposes.

Witnesses and Testimony

Panel I (Bill Sponsors): 

The Honorable Harriet Hageman
Wyoming’s at large Congressional District
[H.R. 5482, and H.R. 6481] 

The Honorable Michelle Steel
California’s 45th Congressional District
[H.R. 6474]

Panel II: 

Mr. Bryant Jones
Executive Director
Geothermal Rising [H.R. 6474] 

Ms. Kathleen Sgamma
Western Energy Alliance [H.R. 6481] 

Dr. J. Mijin Cha
Assistant Professor
University of California [Minority Witness] [H.R. 5482] 

Mr. Derek Hollie
Energy Poverty Prevention Project [H.R. 5482]