2011 Congressional Testimonies

Below are copies of prepared testimony by BLM and Department of the Interior Executive Leadership before House and Senate Committees for the calendar year 2011.


Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2512, Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (12-13-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2745, To Amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (12-2-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 976, Termination of Hydropower Reservations Relating to Specific BLM Patents in California- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water & Power (12-2-2011).

Oversight Hearing: "Consolidation of Certain Functions of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the Bureau of Land Management"- Statement of David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (11-17-2011).

Oversight Hearing: "The Future of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Development on Federal Lands and Waters"- Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee (11-16-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 3155, Northern Arizona Mining continuity Act of 2011- Joint Testimony of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior and Mary Wagner, Associate Chief, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (11-3-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1413, Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (10-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1126, Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2011- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (10-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 490, Cibola National Forest Boundary Expansion- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (10-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 41, Beauty Mountain and Agua Tibia Wilderness Act of 2011- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (10-25-2011).

Field Oversight Hearing: "Are Excessive Energy Regulations and Policies Limiting Energy Independence, Killing Jobs and Increasing Prices for Consumers?"- Statement of Helen Hankins, Colorado State Director, Bureau of Land Management; House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade (9-19-2011).

Legislative Hearing: Concerning Six Bills to Amend the Act Popularly Known as the Antiquities Act of 1906- Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (9-13-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2752, The BLM Live Internet Auctions Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (9-13-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2834, the Recreational Fishing & Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act and H.R. 1444, concerning hunting and land management planning- Statement of Bob Ratcliffe, Deputy Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (9-9-2011).

Oversight Hearing: "Impacts to Onshore Jobs, Revenue and Energy: Review and Status of Section 390 Categorical Exclusions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005"- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Minerals Resources (9-9-2011).

Oversight Hearing: "American Jobs and Energy Security: Domestic Oil Shale the Status of Research, Regulation and Roadblocks"- Testimony of Helen Hankins, Colorado State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (8-24-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1149, Geothermal Production Expansion Act- Statement of Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (8-3-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1144, Soda Ash Competition Act- Statement of Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (8-3-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1024, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act- Statement of Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (8-3-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2578, Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act for the Lower Merced Wild & Scenic- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (7-26-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1581, Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011- Statement of Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (7-26-2011).

Oversight Hearing: "Abandoned Mine Lands: Innovative Solutions for Restoring the Environment, Improving Safety and Creating Jobs"- Testimony of Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Minerals Resources (7-14-2011).

Joint Oversight Hearing: "Challenges Facing Domestic Oil & Gas Development: Review of Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Forest Service Ban on Horizontal Drilling on Federal Lands"- Statement of Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Conservation Energy & Forestry (7-8-2011).

Renewable Energy Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2170, H.R. 2171, H.R. 2172- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (6-23-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1158, Montana Minerals Conveyance Act- Statement of Jodi Gillette, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (6-22-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2150, the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (6-16-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 869, Lower Merced Wild & Scenic River Modifications- Statement of Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (6-14-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 1904, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act- Statement of Marcilynn Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (6-14-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 383, Critical Minerals and Materials Promotion Act of 2011- Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy (6-9-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 1113, Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2011- Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy (6-9-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2011, National Strategic and Critical Minerals Act of 2011- Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources (6-3-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 714, Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization- Statement of Marcilynn A. Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 730, Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Job Protection Act- Statement of Marcilynn A. Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 375, Good Neighbor Forestry Act- Statement of Marcilynn A. Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 268, Forest Jobs and Recreation Act- Statement of Marcilynn A. Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 233, North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2011- Statement of Marcilynn A. Burke, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-25-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 766, Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 729, Coyote Springs Patent Validation Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 667, Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 617, Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 607, Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven Wilderness Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 526, Mohave Valley Land Conveyance Act of 2011- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 427, Sloan Hills Withdrawl Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 292, Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 270, La Pine Land Conveyance Act- Statement of Mike Pool, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests (5-18-2011).

Oversight Hearing: "American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters"- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee (5-13-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 404, Modification of Patent for Whitefish Point Light Station (Michigan)- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (5-11-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 403, Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (5-11-2011).

Legislative Hearing: S. 177, Gold Hill-Wakamatsu Preservation Act- Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (5-11-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 944, Orange County, California Rocks and Small Islands- Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior; House of Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (5-4-2011).

Legislative Hearing: H.R. 686, Utah National Guard Readiness Act- Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (5-4-2011).

Oversight Hearing: BLM's FY 2012 Energy and Minerals Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (4-5-2011).

Oversight Hearing: BLM's FY 2012 Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (3-10-2011).

Oversight Hearing: BLM's FY 2012 Budget Request- Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (3-8-2011). 

Oversight Hearing: Wild Lands Policy- Statement of Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; House Natural Resources Committee (3-1-2011).