Hearings - Hearing
Full Committee hearing entitled, "Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
02:30 PM EDT
EPW Hearing Room - 406 Dirksen
Chairman Barbara Boxer will convene the Full Committee on Tuesday, May 11th at 2:30 p.m. to examine issues surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf, including the impact on the economy and the environment. The committee expects to hear testimony from several corporations involved in the spill, including BP, Halliburton and Transocean. Witnesses will also include experts on the impacts to local economies, fisheries and tourism, as well as wildlife and natural resources. Senators from the coastal states are also expected to provide testimony.


Majority Statements
Barbara Boxer
Benjamin L. Cardin
Minority Statements
James M. Inhofe
David Vitter
John Barrasso


Opening Remarks

Panel 1
Lamar McKay
Chairman and President
BP America
Steven L. Newman
President and CEO
Transocean Ltd.
Tim Probert
President, Global Business Lines, and Chief Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, Halliburton

Panel 2
Dr. Steve Bortone
Executive Director
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Keith Overton CHA
Chairman of the Board, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TradeWinds Island Resorts
Dr. Eric May
Distinguished Research Scientist, Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, Department of Natural Sciences
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Meg Caldwell JD
Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program; Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney
United States Air Force (Ret.)

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