Testimony in House Resources Committee Hearing on Tribal Empowerment Act (This is about Alaskan oil, right?)


Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3973          Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:00 PM

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS 1324 Longworth House Office Building Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:00 p.m.


  • H.R. 3973 (Young-AK), To facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and for other purposes.


The Honorable Paul GosarActing Committee Chairman


Panel I

The Honorable James M. “Mike” OlguinVice Chairman Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council Ignacio, Colorado

The Honorable Irene Cuch Chairwoman Ute Indian Tribal Business Council Ft. Duchesne, Utah

Frederick Fox Administrator Tribal Energy Department MHA Nation New Town, North Dakota

Tara Sweeney Senior Vice President Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Anchorage, Alaska (Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable Randall King Chairman Shinnecock Nation Board of Trustees Southhampton, New York

Wilson Groen President & CEO Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company Exploration and Production (Arizona/New Mexico/Utah) Window Rock, Arizona (Truth in Testimony Form)

* Note: The Department of the Interior declined an invitation to testify.