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OR&R Attendance at Senate Hearing on Oil and Gas Leasing Program

MAY 20, 2016--On May 19, OR&R Policy Analyst Robin Garcia attended a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to examine the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s Outer Continental Shelf 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Plan.

The hearing included testimony from Ms. Abigail Ross Hopper of BOEM, Mayor John Hopson, Jr. of Wainwright, Alaska; Dr. Donald Boesch of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Mr. Athan Manuel of the Sierra Club, Dr. James Knapp of the University of South Carolina School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment; and Dr. Joseph Mason of the Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business.

Link to archived webcast and submitted testimonies

For more information, contact Robin.Garcia@noaa.gov.

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