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Hear, Hear! Climate and Water Security on the Hill This Week

800px-United_States_Capitol_Building-_west_front_editOn Thursday, January 16, the United States Senate and House of Representatives will be holding hearings on climate change and water security.  The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing entitled, “Review of the President’s Climate Action Plan” at 9:15 AM EST.  When you are through watching that hearing you can mosey on over to the House of Representatives where the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats will hold a hearing on “Water as a Geopolitical Threat” starting at 10 AM EST. (Witness lists below)

Full Committee hearing entitled, “Review of the President’s Climate Action Plan.”
Thursday, January 16, 2014
09:15 AM EST
EPW Hearing Room – 406 Dirksen

Witnesses
Opening Remarks

Panel 1
The Honorable Gina McCarthy
Administrator
United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Honorable Nancy Sutley
Chair
Council on Environmental Quality

The Honorable Dan Tangherlini
Administrator
United States General Services Administration

The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Panel 2
The Honorable Bill Ritter
Director, Center for the New Economy
Colorado State University

Dr. Andrew Dessler PhD
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Texas A&M University

Dr. Daniel A. LaShof
Director, Climate and Clean Air Program
Natural Resources Defense Council

Dr. Judith Curry PhD
Professor and Chair, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White
Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director, Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Subcommittee Hearing: Water as a Geopolitical Threat
Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats |
2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Jan 16, 2014 10:00am

Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “The Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats will explore how fresh water and its availability is driving transnational concerns and potential interstate conflict. The scarcity and access of this vital resource affects every country. I’m particularly concerned about China’s nefarious role in using water as a cross-border weapon, intimidating its neighbors.”

Witnesses

Mr. Jeremy M. Sharp
Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs
Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Congressional Research Service

Ms. Maura Moynihan
Author & Activist

Mr. Gordon G. Chang
Author

Mr. David Goodtree
Co-Chair and Founder
Symposium on Water Innovation


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