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.
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete.
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Witness Panel 1
Witness Panel 2
Mr. Scott KidwellDirector of Government AffairsConcho Resources, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen SgammaVice President of Government & Public AffairsWestern Energy Alliance
Mr. Mark ChristensenChairmanCampbell County Board of Commissioners
Ms. Lorinda WichmanCommissioner, Nye County CommissionPresident-Elect, Nevada Association of Counties
Mr. Arthur Haubenstockon behalf ofSolar Energy Industries Association
Mr. Scott NicholsPermitting and Lands ManagerU.S. Geothermal, Inc.