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v     On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the full committee will explore the international aspects of global climate change.  Witnesses include Michael Levi, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York; Nigel Purvis, president, Climate Advisers; Karen Harbert, president and chief executive, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce;  Taiya Smith, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Jake Colvin, vice president, global trade issues, National Foreign Trade Council.   (Dirksen 366 at 10:00 a.m.)
 
v     On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests will examine Federal forests management in response to climate change, including for natural resource adaptation and carbon sequestration.  Witnesses include Kit Batten, science advisor to the deputy secretary, Department of the Interior; Tom Tidwell, chief, U.S. Forest Service; Beverly Law, Oregon State University, Corvallis;  Elaine O’Neil, University of Washington,  Seattle; and Chris Wood, chief operating officer, Trout Unlimited.  (Dirksen 366 at 2:30 p.m.)
 
v     On Thursday, Nov. 19, the full committee will receive testimony on environmental stewardship policies related to offshore energy production.  Witnesses include Walter Cruickshank, deputy director, Minerals Management Service, Department of the Interior; Marvin Odum, president, Shell Oil Co., Houston;  John Amos, president, SkyTruth, Shepherdstown , WV; David Rainey, vice president, Gulf of Mexico Exploration, BP America, Houston; and Jeffrey Short, Pacific science director, Oceana, Juneau, AK.  (Dirksen 366 at 10:00 a.m.)
 
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