Western Energy Alliance To Testify On How BLM Red Tape Stifles Energy Development

February 3, 2014

(Washington D.C.) – Western Energy Alliance will testify on Feb. 5, 2014, before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources at a hearing entitled Energy in America: BLM’s Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy. The hearing has been called by Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) to examine the effects of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulatory obstacles to energy development.

Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of Government and Public Affairs at the Alliance, will discuss how  environmentally responsible oil and natural gas development provides real solutions for public lands states in the West and the entire country. If BLM provided reasonable access to non-park, non-wilderness public lands in the West, an additional $23 billion in economic activity could be generated annually along with more than 100,000 jobs. Instead, BLM has imposed new bureaucratic obstacles and more layers of redundant red tape, stifling local, state and federal government revenue and job creation.

Sgamma's testimony is available on the Western Energy Alliance website.

Western Energy Alliance will be available for questions after the hearing.

Who:                     Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of Government & Public Affairs
                               Western Energy Alliance 

What:                  U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversight hearing 
                              on Energy in America: BLM’s Red-Tape Run Around and its Impact on American Energy Production

When:                  Feb. 5, 2014
                               2:00 p.m. EST

Where:                1334 Longworth House Office Building
                              Washington, DC 20515

Live webcast of the hearing is available at http://naturalresources.house.gov/live.

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