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Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Week of January 22, 2007
 
Ø     On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the full Committee will hear testimony on the Energy Information Administration’s analysis of Sen. Bingaman’s draft global warming bill.  Witnesses are EIA Deputy Administrator Howard Gruenspecht; National Commission on Energy Policy Executive Director Jason Grumet; Natural Resources Defense Council Science Director Daniel Lashof; CRA International Vice President Anne Smith; and PNM Chairman/President/CEO Jeff Sterba.  Dirksen 366, 9:45 a.m.
 
Ø     Also on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the full Committee will hold its organizational business meeting during a pause in the EIA hearing.  A funding resolution and rule changes will be voted and subcommittee assignments ratified.  Dirksen 366.
 
Ø     On Thursday, Jan. 25, the full Committee holds a hearing on oil and gas resources on the Outer Continental Shelf and areas available for leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.  Witnesses include Interior Department Assistant Secretary C. Stephen Allred; New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa Jackson; Chevron VP for Deepwater Paul Siegele; Devon Energy Chairman/President/CEO Larry Nichols; Sierra Club Director of Lands Protection Athen Manuel; and a witness from the State of Louisiana, Assistant Secretary for Mineral Resources, The Hon. Majorie McKeithen.  Dirksen 366, 9:30 a.m.
 
Weekly Bonus …
 
Not that we don’t love seeing you, but reporters should keep in mind that they can follow all of our hearings, in real time, without setting foot in Dirksen.  Forget about traveling downtown in bad weather, waiting in lines and sitting at crowded press tables.  With webcasting, that must-cover hearing is a mouse click awayChoose “Live Webcast”— the last link on the left side of our home page.  When a hearing gavels opens, the link goes live.  Written testimony is web-posted at the end of each hearing.  (NOTE: RealPlayer is required.   Also, check beforehand to make sure you don’t have firewall or software problems.)
 
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