The Week Ahead (March 31- April 4)

March 31, 2008
09:05 AM
  • On Tuesday, April 1, the full committee will consider S. 2593, a bill to establish a program within the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to carry out collaborative ecological restoration treatments for priority forest landscapes on public land. Witnesses include Gail Kimbell, chief, U.S. Forest Service; Henri Bisson, deputy director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Scott Simon, director, Arkansas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Little Rock; Chris West, vice president, American Forest Resource Council, Portland, OR; Nathaniel Lawrence, senior attorney and director of forest projects, Natural Resources Defense Council, Olympia, WA; and Howard Gross, director, Forest Guild, Santa Fe, NM.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)
  • On Thursday, April 3, the full committee will examine the influence of non-commercial, institutional investors on the price of oil.  Witnesses include Jeffery Harris, chief economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington; Sara Emerson, managing director, Energy Security Analysis Inc., Wakefield, MA; Kevin Book, senior vice president/senior analyst, Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co., Inc., Arlington, VA; Jim Burkhard, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Cambridge MA; and Sean Cota, representing the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, Bellows Falls, VT.  (Dirksen 366 at 9:30 a.m.)
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