Implications of President Obama's National Ocean Policy, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 17, 2016   [open pdf - 269KB]

This is the May 17, 2016 oversight hearing on "Implications of President Obama's National Ocean Policy" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman John Fleming: "Today's hearing is about shining some sunlight on what has become a non-transparent Administration agenda aimed at curtailing multiple-use access in our oceans and lands. The Administration's so-called National Ocean Policy is not new to this committee, as this is the sixth oversight hearing on this subject. What's also not new is that the Administration continues to hide its actions on this questionable policy." [...] "This Administration is aloof of what's going on in the Gulf, continually ignores the boundaries of the law and does whatever it pleases until checked by the judicial branch like last week with Obamacare, or is held accountable through congressional actions. We will hear from those potentially impacted today. From the Eastern Seaboard, to the Gulf Coast, to the inland farming communities of the West, we will listen to strong concerns about these vague policies being implemented by unaccountable bureaucrats behind the scenes." [...] "This hearing will be the first of a number of actions this subcommittee will take to hold the Administration's feet to the fire on this gross executive over-reach aimed at curtailing multiple-use access to our ocean resources." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dan Keppen, Jim Lanard, Meghan Lapp, and Bob Zales.

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Serial No. 114-43; Serial Number 114-43
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