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: 1324 Longworth 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 http://bit.ly/2GtBqnZ. 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)