Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Alaska Resource Development
June 2, 2011
Alaskan Congressman Don Young was a special guest of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources this morning, for their Oversight Hearing entitled "Domestic Oil and Natural Gas: Alaskan Resources, Access and Infrastructure."
To view video of Rep. Young this morning, click here.
“I thank Chairman Lamborn for inviting me to sit in on this hearing,” said Rep. Young. “We heard from an excellent panel this morning who demonstrated what many Americans already know, which is that we can safely and efficiently develop our abundance of God-given resources in Alaska. Fossil fuels are what run our trains, planes, trucks, ships, and cars and are the backbone of commerce in this country. Yet instead of using what we have here at home, pumping money into our own economy, and creating jobs for our people, we send hundreds of millions of our dollars each year to foreign countries for their product instead. This nonsense has to stop. We need an energy policy, we need to do something, and we need to do it NOW!”
Testimony for today’s hearing was provided by:
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
David T. Lawrence
Executive Vice President-Exploration and Commercial
Shell Energy Resources Company
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation