Subcommittee Hearing: Healthy Oceans and Healthy Economies: The State of Our Oceans In the 21st Century

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Jared Huffman, Chair

Washington, D.C. – The Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thurs., Feb. 7, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time in Longworth 1324 on climate change and ocean health. A full witness list is available below.

As with all Committee hearings, the event is open to press and the public.

Thursday’s hearing is the second in a monthlong series of Committee hearings on climate change impacts in our jurisdiction. 

Watch the livestream on Facebook at Read Subcommittee Chair Jared Huffman's opening statement here. Read Chair Grijalva's remarks here. Click here to read a letter from Ocean Conservancy that was submitted for the record. 

Witness List

Majority Witnesses

  • Dr. Deborah Bronk, President and CEO, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine (testimony)
  • Carol Browner, Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. (testimony)
  • Beth Casoni, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, Scituate, Mass. (testimony)
  • Angela Chalk, Executive Director of Healthy Community Services, New Orleans, La. (testimony)
  • Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, St. Helena Island, S.C. (testimony)

Minority Witnesses

  • Dr. David R. Legates, Professor of Climatology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (testimony)
  • Dr. Kevin Dayaratna, Senior Statistician and Research Programmer, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. (testimony)