Democratic News

  • On Wednesday, March 12, the full committee will examine “Hardrock Mining: Issues Relating to Abandoned Mine Lands and Uranium Mining.” Witnesses include Robin Nazzaro, director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; Henri Bisson, deputy director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior;  Tony Ferguson, director of minerals and geology management, U.S. Forest Service; Bill Brancard, representing Interstate Mining Compact Commission; The Hon. Pat Williams, director, Western Progress; Debra Struhsacker, Northwest Mining Association; President Joe Shirley, Navajo Nation; Dr. Charles Miller, director, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; David Geiser, deputy director, Office of Legacy Management, U.S. Department of Energy; The Hon. Benjamin Grumbles, assistant administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency; The Hon. David Ulibarri, state senator and Cibola County manager, New Mexico; and Fletcher Newton, National Mining Association. (Dirksen 366 at 2:15 p.m.)
 
  • On Thursday, March 13, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests will receive testimony on old-growth forest science, policy and management in the Pacific Northwest.  Witnesses include Linda Goodman, regional director, Pacific Northwest Region, U.S. Forest Service; The Hon. James Caswell, director, Bureau of Land Management;  Dr. John Tappeiner, professor emeritus, Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University;  Dr. David Perry, professor emeritus, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University; Marvin Brown, state forester, Oregon Department of Forestry; Paul Beck, timber manager, Herbert Lumber Co., Riddle, OR; and Randi Spivak, executive director, American Lands Alliance.  (Dirksen 366 at 9:30 a.m.)

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