Legislative: Building Back Better: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs Through Offshore Wind

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Time: 02:30 PM Presiding: The Honorable Alan Lowenthal, Chair

On Tuesday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. (EDT), the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will host a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing titled, “Building Back Better: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs Through Offshore Wind,” including the following bills and other related measures. 

  • H.R.  998 (Rep. Bill Keating) To establish an offshore wind career training grant program, and for other purposes. Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act
  • H.R. 2635 (Rep. Paul Tonko) To reauthorize certain leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes. Restoring Offshore Wind Opportunities Act
  • H.R. 1689 (Res. Cmmsr. Jenniffer González-Colón) To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, and for other purposes.Offshore Wind for Territories Act

Witness List

Panel 1

Ms. Amanda Lefton (testimony)

Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Department of the Interior

Panel 2

Ms. Heather Zichal (testimony)

Chief Executive Officer

American Clean Power Association

Ms. Teaera Strum (testimony)

Chief Operating Officer

Strum Contracting

Mr. Jason Walsh (testimony)

Executive Director

BlueGreen Alliance

Mr. Erik Milito (testimony)

President

National Ocean Industries Association