March 12 Subcommittee Hearings Announced – Morning Will Focus on BLM, Forest Service, Power Agencies; Afternoon Will Focus on Wildlife
Washington, D.C. – The Committee will hold two hearings on Tuesday, March 12. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time is titled Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, and the Power Marketing Administrations. The Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife hearing at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time is titled The State of Wildlife.
Witnesses at the 10:00 a.m. hearing will discuss the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks and prioritization of fossil fuel extraction on public lands. Democrats will focus on the gutting of methane and fracking regulations, the rollback of Obama-era land use planning standards, and the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development, among other issues – marking the first time since Trump took office where the House of Representatives will scrutinize the impacts of the “energy dominance” agenda.
Witnesses at the 2:00 p.m. hearing will speak to the Trump administration’s record on endangered species protections and whether Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda has complied with applicable wildlife laws.
Full witness lists are available below. As with all hearings, both events are open to media and the public.
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, and the Power Marketing Administrations
When: Tuesday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time
Where: Longworth 1324
Acting Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land Management
Acting Deputy Chief, National Forest Systems, U.S. Forest Service
Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration Department of Energy
Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration
Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
Administrator, Western Area Power Administration
Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
Hearing: WOW 101: The State of Wildlife
When: Tuesday March 12, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
Where: Longworth 1324
Ms. Jamie Rappaport Clark
Chief Executive Officer, Defenders of Wildlife
Mr. Dan Ashe
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Ms. Christy Plumer
Chief Conservation Officer
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Ms. Valerie Covey
Commissioner, Precinct Three
Williamson County Commissioner’s Court
Mr. Rodger D. Huffman
President, Union County Oregon Cattlemen’s Association
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