Legislative: EMR Legislative Hearing – July 19, 2022

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Alan Lowenthal, Chair

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, in 1324 Longworth HOB and via Cisco Webex, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hybrid legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 3681 (Rep. Darren Soto, D-FL) To direct the United States Geological Survey to establish a program to map zones that area at greater risk of sinkhole formation, and for other purposes. Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2021. 
  • H.R. 5522 (Rep. Ron Kind, D-WI) To require the Secretary of the Interior to develop and maintain a cadastre of Federal real property. Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act.
  • H.R. 5805 (Rep. Melanie Stansbury, D-NM) To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management Land from mineral development. Buffalo Tract Protection Act.
  • H.R. 5350 (Rep. Russ Fulcher, R-ID) To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes. Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act. 

For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/

Witness List

Panel I

Michael D. Nedd (H.R. 5805, H.R. 5350) (testimony)

Deputy Director for Operations

Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C.

Panel II

John Byrd (H.R. 5522) (testimony)


Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies

Fairfax, VA

Jonathan Arthur, PhD (H.R. 3681) (testimony)

Executive Director

American Geosciences Institute

Alexandria, VA

Mary-Rose de Valladares (H.R. 5805) (testimony)


Land Use Protection Trust

Las Placitas, NM

Sarah Jewett (H.R. 5350) (testimony)

Director of Strategy

Fervo Energy

On behalf of Geothermal Rising

Houston, TX