Serial No. 112-147: EPA Enforcement Priorities and Practices, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, June 6, 2012   [open pdf - 8MB]

This is the June 6, 2012 hearing on "EPA Enforcement Priorities and Practices," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power. From the opening statement of John Sullivan: "Thank you for holding this important hearing today to discuss the enforcement practices and priorities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Today we will be taking a critical look at some of these enforcement practices in EPA Region 6, which includes my State of Oklahoma. I am pleased to welcome my good friend Bob Sullivan, who is chairman of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. He is with us to discuss the importance of fossil fuels to our Nation and to share his real-life business experiences with EPA Region 6's enforcement practices on oil and gas producers. Thank you for your advocacy on oil and gas issues at both the State and Federal level. I am extremely disappointed that former EPA Region 6 director Dr. Al Armendariz decided to cancel his appearance at today's hearing at the last minute, and I think I know why. The American people deserve an honest explanation for his comment saying that the EPA should crucify and make examples out of oil and gas companies, which employ over 9 million Americans. This type of regulatory bullying and abuse underscores the problems we face with EPA's enforcement culture." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ed Whitfield, John Sullivan, Bobby L. Rush, Gene Green, Fred Upton, Joe Barton, Henry A. Waxman, Barry T. Smitherman, Bryan T. Shaw, Robert J. Sullivan, Jr., Joel A. Mintz, Stephen B. Etsitty, and Allen Short.

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