Legislative: Health and Environmental Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Alan Lowenthal

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing titled, “Health and Environmental Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Mining,” including the following bill, and other related measures:

  • H.R. 2050 (Rep. Yarmuth): To place a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes. Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act of 2019

Witness List

Panel I 

Representative John Yarmuth (testimony)

Kentucky, 3rd District 

Panel II 

Ms. Donna Branham (testimony)

Lenore, WV 

Mr. Carl Shoupe (testimony) (case study)

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth 

Benham, KY 

Mr. Michael McCawley, PhD (testimony)

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences 

West Virginia University 

Morgantown, WV 

Tyler White (testimony)

President 

Kentucky Coal Association 

Lexington, KY