Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
September 19, 2011
Field Hearing in Colorado: Are Excessive Energy Regulations and Policies Limiting Energy Independence, Killing Jobs and Increasing Prices for Consumers?
The hearing examined burdensome federal regulations and policies on the energy industry and their impact on small businesses, jobs and consumer prices. Specifically, the hearing examined the coal combustion residuals (CCR) proposed rule (75 Federal Register 35127-35264), the proposed rule to limit mercury and other air toxics from coal-burning electricity generators (76 Federal Register 24976-25147), the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and potential regulation of hydraulic fracturing in the natural gas industry. Additionally, the hearing focused on the permitting and leasing process of the Department of the Interior.
Opening Statement:Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO)
Witnesses and Testimony:Panel 1