Alliance President to Testify on Reorganizing the Interior Department

December 6, 2017

DENVER – Western Energy Alliance’s president, Kathleen Sgamma, will testify at a hearing on Transforming the Department of the Interior for the 21st Century before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Sgamma will express support for locating the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the West and other issues related to potential organizational changes at the Department of the Interior. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. ET. A live and archived webcast will be available on the committee’s website.

“The Alliance strongly supports the move of BLM out West. Because of the large footprint of federal lands in the West, BLM decisions disproportionately affect westerners, whether they live in rural communities that derive large portions of their economic sustenance from public lands or in western cities like Denver, where we regularly travel to public lands to recreate. Many western counties’ economies are highly dependent on productive uses of multiple-use public lands. BLM decisions regarding grazing, mining, energy development and recreation affect the economies of western states, counties and cities more than in other parts of the country.”

Sgamma’s full testimony is available on the Alliance’s website.

What:   House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
              Hearing on Transforming the Department of the Interior for the 21st Century

Who:     Kathleen Sgamma, president of Western Energy Alliance 

When:  December 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. ET

Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building
               Washington, DC 20515

Sgamma will be available for questions prior to and after the hearing.