Home > newsroom > Page
The Hill’s E2 Wire: Rahall, Hastings dispatch staff to monitor oil spill


WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3, 2010 - The leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee – which oversees offshore drilling and some related coastal issues – have dispatched committee staff to monitor the work of federal agencies responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

“We are sending Committee staff to observe the joint unified command as they problem-solve in real time to ensure protection of our economically critical coastlines and ocean resources,” Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) told Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a letter late last week.

“Together, Committee staff and the joint unified command staff will enable us to better inform both the Executive and Legislative branch of the current status and potential future needs of our agencies and the impacted communities,” they added.

The committee – which is holding a hearing later this month on offshore drilling – is one of several that has begun probing the April 20 rig explosion and the federal and industry response to the worsening spill that has resulted from the accident.

Cross-posted at The Hill E2 Wire


Contact: Ben Geman, The Hill’s E2 Wire

Latest News

Bishop Statement on Nomination of Tara Sweeney to Be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Tara Sweeney to be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released t...... Read more

Chairmen Send Letters to FBI and FEMA Regarding Allegations of the Misappropriation of Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico

Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. “Brock” Long and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray ...... Read more

Onshore Energy Bill Draws Praise as Subcommitte Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources heard testimony on a discussion draft of the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bi...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Oversight Hearing on Empowering States in Sage Grouse Management
Full Committee | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Legislative Hearing on Indian Lands Bill
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington DC 20515
View All Events