NATIONAL PARKS SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING: Misc. National Parks Bills
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:
S. 1897, a bill to amend Public Law 101-377 to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station;
S. 2158, a bill to establish the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway National Heritage Area;
S. 2229, a bill to authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park;
S. 2267, a bill to reauthorize the Hudson Valley National Heritage Area;
S. 2272, a bill to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Mount Denali;
S. 2273, a bill to designate the Talkeetna Ranger Station in Talkeetna, Alaska, as the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station;
S. 2286, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;
S. 2316, a bill to designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center at the Cape Cod National Seashore as the "Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center"
S. 2324, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment ofthe Neches River in the State of Texas for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic River System;
S. 2372, a bill to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area;
S. 3078, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day; and
S. 3300, a bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington.
The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses’ testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Witness Panel 1
Mr. Herbert FrostAssociate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and ScienceNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
Ms. Ingrid KolbDirector of the Office of ManagementU.S. Department of Energy
Witness Panel 2
The Honorable Thomas L. BeehanMayor, City of Oak Ridge, TennesseeChairman, Energy Communities Alliance
The Honorable Warren JudgeChairmanDare County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners, Manteo, North Carolina
Mr. Derb S. Carter, Jr.Director, Carolinas OfficeSouthern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina