Oil and Gas Exemptions in Federal Environmental Protections

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:56pm

On Wednesday the committee will hold a hearing to examine the applicability of federal environmental and health requirements to onshore oil and gas development. The hearing will also address the potential impact oil and gas activity has on the environment and the health of populations living near production areas. A preliminary transcript of this hearing is now available.


The following witnesses testified:

Panel I:

Ms. Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council

Mr. Kendrick Neubecker, on behalf of Trout Unlimited, Carbondale, Colorado

Dr. Theo Colborn, President, the Endocrine Disruption Exchange

Dr. Daniel Teitelbaum, M.D., P.C., Medical Toxicologist, President, Medical Toxicology and Occupational Medicine, Denver, Colorado

Mr. Steve Mobaldi, Grand Junction, Colorado

Ms. Susan Wallace-Babb, Winnsboro, Texas

Dr. David E. Bolin, Deputy Director, State Oil and Gas Board, State of Alabama

Panel II:

Mr. Robert Anderson, Deputy Assistant Director for Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

Mr. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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