Full Committee Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Potential for Oil and Gas Exploration in the 1002 Area

November 2, 2017
09:30 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The full committee hearing will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the potential for oil and gas exploration and development in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as the “1002 Area” or Coastal Plain, to raise sufficient revenue pursuant to the Senate reconciliation instructions included in H. Con. Res. 71.  

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Dan Sullivan

    United States Senator
  • The Honorable Don Young

    United States Congressman
  • The Honorable Bill Walker

    State of Alaska

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Byron Mallott

    Lieutenant Governor
    State of Alaska
  • Mr. Greg Sheehan

    Principal Deputy Director, Fish & Wildlife Service
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Samuel Alexander

    Tribal Member
    Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government
  • Mr. Matthew Rexford

    Tribal Administrator
    Native Village of Kaktovik

Witness Panel 3

  • Mr. Aaron Schutt

    President and CEO
    Doyon, Ltd.
  • Ms. Lois Epstein PE

    Arctic Program Director
    The Wilderness Society
  • Mr. Richard Glenn

    Executive Vice President, Land & Natural Resources
    Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
  • Mr. Pat Pourchot

    Former Special Assistant to the Secretary
    of the Interior for Alaska Affairs, Anchorage
  • Dr. Matthew Cronin

    Biologist and Former Research Professor
    Animal Genetics, University of Alaska Fairbanks