October 4, 2005
04:38 PM

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold full committee hearing and one subcommittee hearing next week.

The Full Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. in room SD-366 to receive an update on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita’s effects on energy infrastructure and the status of recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region.

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. Red Cavaney
President and CEO
American Petroleum Institute                                         .

Mr. Christopher Helms
President, Pipeline Group
NiSource Inc

Testifying on behalf of Interstate Gas Association of America
Merrillville, IN
Mr. Kevin Curtis
Senior Vice President for Programs
National Environmental Trust                                       

Mr. Curtis Hebert
Executive Vice President, External Affairs

Mr. Andrew N. Liveris
President and CEO
Dow Chemical
Midland, MI

The Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a hearing on Thursday, October 6 at 3:00 p.m. in room SD-366 to receive testimony on S. 1025, to amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the construction of the Cheney division, Wichita Federal reclamation project, Kansas" to authorize the Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project; S. 1498, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District; S. 1529, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the city of Yuma, Arizona; S. 1578, to reauthorize the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basin endangered fish recovery implementation programs; and S. 1760, to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Rogue River Valley Irrigation District or within the Medford Irrigation District.


Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel 1

Mr. William Rinne
Deputy Commissioner of Reclamation
U.S. Department of the Interior

Panel 2

Mr. Jerry Blain
Water Supply Projects Administrator
City of Wichita, Water and Sewer Department
Wichita, KS

Mr. Jim Witwer
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Berthoud, CO

The Honorable Larry Nelson
Mayor of Yuma
Yuma, AZ

Mr. Tom Blickensderfer
Endangered Species Program Director
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Denver, CO