Tribal Energy Resources: Reducing Barriers to Opportunity

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: July 17, 2018 10:00 am 2247 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To explore management challenges imposed by the fragmented regulatory process for energy development on tribal lands.
BACKGROUND:
  • On February 15, 2017, the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment held a hearing coinciding with the release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s biennial High Risk List. The hearing examined one of three new high-risk areas added to the 2017 report: Improving Federal Management of Programs that Serve Tribes and Their Members. GAO’s concerns were focused on programs related to health, education, and energy.
  • On March 15, 2018, the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment held a hearing examining the federal permitting process. At this hearing, the witnesses echoed many of the concerns raised in the energy resource management context at the hearing on February 15, 2017.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Eric Henson Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon Research Affiliate, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Visiting Senior Scholar, The Harvard University Native American Program Document
The Honorable Alvin Not Afraid, Jr. Chairman Crow Tribe of Indians Document
The Honorable Adam Red Councilman Southern Ute Indian Tribe Document
Mr. Christopher Clark Deschene Partner Rosette, LLP Document