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Washington, D.C. – The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a business meeting and two full committee hearings next week.

A full committee hearing will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in SD-106. The purpose of this legislative hearing is to receive testimony relating to the effects of the BP pipeline failure in the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field on the U.S. oil supply and to examine what steps may be taken to prevent a recurrence of such an event.

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. Robert Malone
President and Chairman
BP American, Inc.
Houston, TX

Mr. Kevin Hostler
President and CEO
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Howard Gruenspecht
Deputy Administrator
Energy Information Administration
Department of Energy

Ret. Vice Admiral Thomas Barrett, USCG Administrator
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Department of Transportation

Mr. Peter Van Tuyn
Partner
Bessenyey & Van Tuyn, LLC
Anchorage, AK

The business meeting will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in SD-628. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the nominations of John Ray Correll to be the Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Mark Myers to be the Director of the United States Geological Survey, and David Longly Bernhardt to be the Solicitor of the United States Department of the Interior.

A full committee hearing will be held Thursday at 10 :00 a.m. in SD-628. The purpose of this legislative hearing is to consider the nomination of C. Stephen Allred of Idaho to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior and Robert W. Johnson of Nevada to be Commissioner of Reclamation.

Witnesses List:

C. Stephen Allred

Robert W. Johnson