Hearings - Hearing
Full Committee and Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife Joint Hearing entitled, "“Joint Hearing on the Legislative Approaches to Protecting, Preserving, and Restoring Great Water Bodies.”
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
09:30 AM EST
EPW Hearing Room - 406 Dirksen

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will convene a joint hearing to examine legislative approaches to protecting, preserving, and restoring great water bodies. The Committee will hear expert views on legislation to help restore Lake Tahoe, S. 2724 the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, and to restore the Puget Sound, S. 2739 the Puget Sound Recovery Act. It also will look at legislative approaches Congress might take to facilitate the restoration of three other treasured waters: the Long Island Sound, the Columbia River Basin and the Great Lakes. Each of these vast water bodies is special and iconic, yet each is threatened by degraded water quality.

Majority Statements
Minority Statements
James M. Inhofe


Opening Remarks

Panel 1
The Honorable Peter S. Silva
Assistant Administrator for Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Honorable Harris D. Sherman
Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment
United States Department of Agriculture

Panel 2
Patrick Wright
Executive Director
California Tahoe Conservancy
David Dicks
Executive Director
Puget Sound Partnership
Alexander B. "Pete" Grannis
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Debrah Marriott
Executive Director
Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership
David Naftzger
Executive Director
Council of Great Lakes Governors
John R. Tauzel
Senior Associate Director of Public Policy
New York Farm Bureau
David Ullrich
Executive Director
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives

Majority Office
410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510-6175
phone: 202-224-6176
Minority Office
456 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510-6175
phone: 202-224-8832