Full committee legislative hearing on Western and Alaska Water Legislation

October 8, 2015
09:30 AM

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 2898 (Valadao), the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015.

  • S. 1894 (Feinstein), the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015.

  • S. 1936 (Udall), the New Mexico Drought Preparedness Act of 2015.

  • S. 1583 (Murkowski), to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project at Terror Lake on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

  • S. 2046 (Murkowski), a bill to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

  • S. 2083 (Burr), a bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

  • Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

  • Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.)

  • The Honorabl Michael Connor

    Deputy Secretary
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Jeff Kightlinger

    General Manager
    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Ms. Sarah Woolf

    President, Water Wise
    Partner, Clark Brothers Farming
  • Mr. Dan Keppen

    Executive Director
    Family Farm Alliance
  • Mr. Richard Frank

    Director, California Environmental Law and Policy Center
    School of Law, University of California, Davis
  • Mr. Adrian Ogelsby

    Executive Director, Utton Transboundary Resources Center, University of New Mexico
    Vice-Chair, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District