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    Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production.
    During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and…

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    U.S. Border Enforcement and Environmental Laws, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about U.S. border security and how border patrol operations on federal lands might be impacted by environmental laws. Utah Republican Rob Bishop introduced…

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    White-Nose Syndrome In Bats

    Witnesses testified on the issue of white-nose syndrome in bats. The fungus had killed more than one million bats since 2006. A total loss of bat populations in North America could…

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    National Park Service and Government Shutdown

    Witnesses testified at a House Natural Resources Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee joint hearing to review the closings of national parks as a result of the government…

    2,808 views
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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Federal Response, Panel 1

    Interior Department officials testified about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and outer continental shelf gas and oil strategy. In their remarks they reiterated BP’s commitment to…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Democratic California Congressman John Garamendi urged members to support his new bill H. 5213, which permanently prohibits offshore drilling off the coastline of California, Washington,…

    1,666 views
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    Marine Mammal Education

    Witnesses talked about the issues surrounding the education and conservation programs associated with public display of marine mammals.

    1,559 views
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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

    The co-chairmen of the president’s commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico testified before the House Natural Resources Committee. The…

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    Minerals Management Service and Offshore Drilling Regulation

    Witnesses testified about the adequacy of the Minerals Management Service’s regulations for offshore oil and gas operations in light of the Deepwater Horizon…

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    Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge Development and Job Creation

    Witnesses testified on the potential for new jobs and federal government revenue by developing a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for energy production.

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    Standards for Federal Tribal Recognition

    Witnesses testified about federal recognition of Native American Indian tribes, as well as the standards and procedures for recognition. Much of the hearing focused on restoring…

    817 views
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    U.S. Border Enforcement and Environmental Laws, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about U.S. border security and how border patrol operations on federal lands might be impacted by environmental laws. Utah Republican Rob Bishop introduced…

    809 views
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    Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health

    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands questioned witnesses on how to prevent future forest fires. Topics ranged from better emergency…

    729 views
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    Future of the National Park System

    Witnesses testified about the future of the National Park System, conservation programs, and the mission of the National Park Service. Among the topics they addressed were visitation…

    717 views
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    Interior Department Inspector General Oversight

    Mary Kendall testified on her involvement in the Obama administration’s temporary freeze on deepwater drilling after the BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2010…

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    BP Oil Spill Investigation Report

    Investigators of the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and representatives from BP, Transocean, and Halliburton testified about the findings of a report on the spill. Michael…

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    BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Compensation Fund, Part 1

    Kenneth Feinberg testified on the implementation of the BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund. The $20 billion fund was created by BP in partnership with the White House to provide payment or…

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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    State officials from Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming testified on the Interior Department’s effort to create an additional layer of regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Environmental Management

    Representatives of the Mineral Management Service, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took questions from members. Among the topics addressed…

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    Gas and Oil Prices

    Witnesses testified about rising oil and gasoline prices, energy production, and U.S. energy policy. Among the issues they addressed were the use of federal lands for oil exploration…

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