Oversight Committee to Hold Two Hearings to Assess Rhetoric vs. Reality of Obama Administration Energy Strategy

May 30, 2012

(WASHINGTON)—The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will conduct two hearings Thursday to assess the Obama Administration’s record in implementing a domestic energy production program. 

The Full Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Rhetoric vs. Reality: Does President Obama Really Support an all-of-the-above Energy Strategy?”  This hearing will compare the Administration’s statements on pursuing a comprehensive energy strategy with its actions.  Witnesses will included Ms. Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Western Energy Alliance; Mr. Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers; Mr. Mark Perry, Scholar, America Enterprise Institute; Mr. Michael Krancer, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Mr. Daniel Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress Action Fund.  The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform will hold a hearing later Thursday entitled “Rhetoric vs. Reality Part II: Assessing the Impact of New Federal Red Tape on Hydraulic Fracturing and American Energy Independence.”  The hearing will examine the impact of new federal regulations on state regulatory regimes and on domestic oil and gas production.  Witnesses include: Mr. Lori Wrotenbery, Director, Oil and Gas Conservation Division, Oklahoma Corporation Commission; Mr. Michael Krancer, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Mr. Michael McKee, County Commissioner, Uintah County, Utah; Ms. Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mr. Mike Pool, Deputy Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management; Mr. Robert Howarth, PhD, Director, Agriculture, Energy and Environment Program, Cornell University.  The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

A link to additional full committee hearing information is here.  Subcommittee hearing information is available here.

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