Harnessing Small Business Innovation: Navigating the Evaluation Process for Gulf Coast Oil Cleanup Proposals, Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, June 17, 2010 [open pdf - 17MB]
This is the June 17, 2010 hearing on "Harnessing Small Business Innovation: Navigating the Evaluation Process for Gulf Coast Oil Cleanup Proposals," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. From the opening statement of Mary L. Landrieu: "I want to begin by saying that the hearing is entitled 'Harnessing Small Business Innovation: Navigating the Evaluation Process for the Gulf Coast Oil Cleanup Proposals.' As the title indicates, we are here today to examine the process for evaluating cleanup proposals from the devastating national disaster which began on April 20th, which continues, unfortunately, until this day, and which will go on, even more unfortunately, for many months, if not years ahead in the Gulf of Mexico. There are a number of very important issues the Deepwater Horizon disaster has triggered at this hearing. This is the second hearing this Committee has conducted on this topic, and we will be hosting and sponsoring more in the days, weeks and months ahead. […] Today's hearing will cover the Federal evaluation process for technologies which can assist in cleaning up the oil. It is my hope that together we can find ways to improve the overall process and better understand how many businesses that have reached out to help the Gulf Coast region can play a role in the cleanup as we move forward." Statements, letters, and and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Paul Anastas, Heather E. Baird, Kevin Costner, Eudes de Crécy, Charles M. Diamond, Green Blue Environmental, Dan Koons, Mary L. Landrieu, Chip Mitchell, Carys L. Mitchelmore, Mark L. Pryor, Ronald Rábago, Eric N. Smith, Jeanne Shaheen, Olympia J. Snow, David Vitter, and Roger Wicker.
S. Hrg. 111-1123; Senate Hearing 111-1123
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