RBC I The House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, chaired by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), will hold a hearing entitled “Are Excessive Energy Regulations and Policies Limiting Energy Independence, Killing Jobs and Increasing Prices for Consumers?” at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in Grand Junction, Colo., at the City Hall auditorium, 250 N. 5th St.The hearing will examine burdensome federal regulations and policies on the energy industry and their impact on small businesses, jobs and consumer prices. Specifically, the hearing will examine the coal combustion residuals proposed rule (75 Federal Register 35127-35264), the proposed rule to limit mercury and other air toxics from coal-burning electricity generators (76 Federal Register 24976-25147), the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and potential regulation of hydraulic fracturing in the natural gas industry. Additionally, the hearing will focus on the permitting and leasing process of the Department of the Interior.The field hearing will include testimony from James Martin, Administer, Region 8, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Helen Hankins, Colorado State Director U.S. Bureau of Land Management; David White, County Commissioner, Montrose, Colo.; David Ludlam, Director, West Slope COGA, Grand Junction, Colo.; James A. Kiger, Environmental Manager, Oxbow Mining, LLC, Elk Creek Mine, Somerset, Colo.; and Dick Welle, Manager, White River Electric, Meeker, Colo.Materials for the field hearing are posted on the House Small Business Committee’s website.
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