Mat-Su Field Hearing on Federal Land Management Practices and Mitigation Requirements

August 17, 2015
06:30 PM

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, will host a joint Senate oversight hearing on Monday, August 17, in Wasilla to examine the chilling effect of increased federal mitigation requirements and regulations on economic development on federal, state, and private lands.

The purpose of this joint hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife is to receive testimony from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Environmental Protection Agency on federal mitigation requirements and interagency coordination related to economic development on federal, state, and private lands.

What:   Joint hearing on federal policies related to development on public lands
When:  Monday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time
Where: Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Complex
            1001 South Mack Drive
            Wasilla, Alaska
RSVP: Press should RSVP to Karina Petersen at Karina_Petersent@Murkowski.Senate.Gov

The hearing is open to the public and the media. 

Click here to listen to audio of this hearing.

Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Ted Murphy

    Alaska State Director
    Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Dave Hobbie

    Chief of Alaska District's Regulatory Division
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Dr. Mary Anne Thiesing Ph.D.

    Regional Wetland Ecologist & Wetlands Coordinator
    Office of Ecosystems, Tribal and Public Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region X
  • Mr. Ed Fogels

    Deputy Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources
    State of Alaska
  • Mr. Randolph Brand

    Vice President
    Great Northwest
  • Mr. Joseph Nukapigak

    Vice President
  • Ms. Theresa Clark

    Vice President
  • Mr. Phil Shepard

    Great Land Trust
  • Ms. Deantha Crockett

    Executive Director
    Alaska Miners Association