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
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.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)ChairmanSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Witness Panel 1
Mr. Ted MurphyAlaska State DirectorBureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Dave HobbieChief of Alaska District's Regulatory DivisionU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Mary Anne Thiesing Ph.D.Regional Wetland Ecologist & Wetlands CoordinatorOffice of Ecosystems, Tribal and Public Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region X
Mr. Ed FogelsDeputy Commissioner, Department of Natural ResourcesState of Alaska
Mr. Randolph BrandVice PresidentGreat Northwest
Mr. Joseph NukapigakVice PresidentKuukpik
Ms. Theresa ClarkVice PresidentOlgoonik
Mr. Phil ShepardGreat Land Trust
Ms. Deantha CrockettExecutive DirectorAlaska Miners Association