Democratic News

  • On Tuesday, May 12, the full committee will consider S. 967, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Modernization Act of 2009, and S. 283, a bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, which calls for modification to the conditions for the release of products from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve Account.    Witness include David Johnson, deputy assistant secretary for petroleum reserves, Department of Energy;  Dr. Frank Rusco, director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office;  John Shages, independent consultant;  Kevin Book, managing director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, Washington;  and Didier Houssin, director, Office of Oil Markets and Emergency Preparedness, International Energy Agency, Paris.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)

  • On Wednesday, May 13, the full committee will hold a business meeting to consider pending nominations and energy legislation, including the transmission of electricity, nuclear waste issues and cybersecurity.  This mark-up is open to the press and the public but will not be webcast/audiocast.   (Dirksen 366 at 10:00 a.m.)

  • On Thursday, May 14, the full committee will consider S. 1013, the Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration Program Amendments Act of 2009.   Witness will include Dr. Victor Der, acting assistant secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy;  Tim Spisak, Fluid Minerals Division Chief, Bureau of Land Management; John Tombari, vice president, Schlumberger Carbon Services, Houston;  Karl Moor, vice president, Southern Company, Atlanta;  Scott Anderson, senior policy adviser, Environmental Defense Fund, Austin, TX;  and Chiara Trabucchi, principal, Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Thomas Lubnau, state representative, Gillette, WY.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)
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