Western Energy Alliance to Testify on Sue-and-Settle at US Senate Hearing

August 3, 2015

(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversite at a hearing on the economic and environmental impacts from litigation against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The hearing has been called on Tuesday, August 8th, by Chairman Mike Rounds (R-SD).

Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs, will discuss the increased use of sue-and-settle strategies for Endangered Species Act listings and Clean Air Act regulation. When environmental groups file lawsuits and the federal government capitulates by entering into closed-door negotiations that exclude the public, elected officials, state and local governments, job-creating businesses, and other stakeholders, American economic and job growth suffers.

Western Energy Alliance will be available for questions prior to and after the hearing. Sgamma’s testimony is available online.

Who:     Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs, Western Energy Alliance 

What:   Testimony before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and  Regulatory Oversight. The hearing is entitled Oversight of Litigation at EPA and FWS: Impacts on the U.S. Economy, States, Local Communities and the Environment.

When:  August 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. ET

Where:  406 Dirksen Senate Office Building , Washington, DC 20515

A  live webcast of the hearing is available on the committee’s website.