Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

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.

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