Chair Grijalva Announces April 15 Field Hearing in New Mexico on Air Quality, Sacred Sites Impacts of Oil and Gas Development – Gov. Lujan Grisham Will Testify
Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Vice Chair Haaland (D-N.M.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, today announced an April 15 field hearing in Santa Fe, N.M., titled Oil and Gas Development: Impacts on Air Pollution and Sacred Sites, where Gov. Michele Lujan Grisham (D) will be among those testifying. Ahead of the hearing, Committee lawmakers will meet with local environmental advocates, tour Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and hear from experts, elected tribal and local officials.
The hearing will be livestreamed online at http://bit.ly/2U6kCXy.
The full trip is April 13-15. An itinerary with public and media availabilities is available below.
The point of contact for reporters for the duration of the trip is Monica Sanchez, deputy communications director for the House Natural Resources Committee Democratic staff. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 306-1333.
Members of House Natural Resources Committee & Democratic Leadership Attending
- Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
- Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)
- Committee Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)
- Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.)
Public Schedule (all times local)
Saturday, April 13
Environmental Justice Roundtable
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, N.M. 87501
Room Kiva A
- Closed to press, press availability after event concludes at approximately 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14
Tour of Chaco Culture National Historical Park
- Open to press, 2 p.m. press availability at the visitor center followed by tour with park superintendent.
Monday, April 15
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Field Hearing - Oil and Gas Development: Impacts on Air Pollution and Sacred Sites
New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, N.M. 87501
- Open to press, press availability after hearing concludes
- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham among those testifying
- The hearing will be livestreamed online at http://bit.ly/2U6kCXy.
The Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham
Governor of New Mexico
The Honorable Michael J. Chavarria
All Pueblo Council of Governors
Governor, Pueblo of Santa Clara
The Honorable Brian D. Vallo
Pueblo of Acoma
The Honorable Myron Lizer
Chairman Rickie Nez
Resources and Development Committee
Navajo Nation Council
Ms. Sarah Cottrell Propst
New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department
Mr. Paul Reed
Archeology Southwest, Taos, NM
Mr. Don Schreiber
Rio Arriba County, NM
Ms. Kendra Pinto
Member of Counselor Chapter
Ms. Barbara Webber
Health Action New Mexico
Mr. David Lyon, Ph.D.
Environmental Defense Fund
Mr. James Jimenez
New Mexico Voices for Children
Mr. Craig O’Neill
Global Business Development Manager
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