Full Committee hearing to examine the permitting processes at DOI and FERC for energy and resource infrastructure projects

December 12, 2017
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The full committee hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the permitting processes at the Department of the Interior and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for energy and resource infrastructure projects, and opportunities to improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of federal decisions for such projects.

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

Archived Webcast

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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

  • Mr. Jim Cason

    Associate Deputy Secretary
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Ms. Janet Pfleeger

    Acting Executive Director
    Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
  • Mr. Terry Turpin

    Director, Office of Energy Projects
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Chad Brown

    Water Quality Management Unit Supervisor
    Washington Department of Ecology
  • Ms. Roxane Perruso

    Vice President and General Counsel
    Transwest Express, LLC
  • Mr. Luke Russell

    Vice President – External Affairs
    Hecla Mining Company