Subcommittee Hearing: EMR Legislative Hearing – February 5, 2020

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Alan Lowenthal

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on the following bill:

  • H.R. 5598 (Rep. McCollum), To provide for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected Federal lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, within the Rainy River Watershed in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes. “Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act.”

Witness List

Panel I

Rep. Betty McCollum

Minnesota, 4th District 

Panel II

Mr. Chris French (testimony)

Deputy Chief, National Forest System

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ms. Leah Baker (testimony)

Associate State Director

Bureau of Land Management Eastern States

Department of the Interior 

Panel III

Mr. Thomas Tidwell (testimony) (attachment)

Former Chief, U.S. Forest Service

McCaul, ID

Mr. Land Tawney (testimony)

President & CEO

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Missoula, MT

Mr. Jason A. George (testimony)

Business Manager & Financial Secretary

International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 49

Minneapolis, MN

Mr. Jason Zabokrtsky (testimony)

Founder, Wilderness Guide

Ely Outfitting Company

Ely, MN