Breaking the Logjam at BLM: Examining Ways to More Efficiently Process Permits for Energy Production on Federal Lands

July 29, 2014
02:30 PM

The purpose of this hearing is to understand the obstacles in permitting more energy projects on Federal lands and to consider S.279, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013, and S.2440, the BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014, and related issues. 

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Scott Kidwell

    Director of Government Affairs
    Concho Resources, Inc.
  • Ms. Kathleen Sgamma

    Vice President of Government & Public Affairs
    Western Energy Alliance
  • Mr. Mark Christensen

    Campbell County Board of Commissioners
  • Ms. Lorinda Wichman

    Commissioner, Nye County Commission
    President-Elect, Nevada Association of Counties
  • Mr. Arthur Haubenstock

    on behalf of
    Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Mr. Scott Nichols

    Permitting and Lands Manager
    U.S. Geothermal, Inc.