House Hearing: The Need to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

The House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will hold a hearing titled "The Need to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain." The hearing will examine HR 1146, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would amend the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program.

Witnesses include: 

  • Ms. Bernadette Demientieff: Executive Director, Gwich’in Steering Committee, Fairbanks, AK
  • The Honorable Galen Gilbert: Chief, Arctic Village Council, Arctic Village, AK
  • Mr. Sam Alexander: Board Member, Gwich’in Council International, Fairbanks, AK
  • The Honorable Dana Tizya-Tramm: Chief, Vunit Gwitchin First Nation, Fairbanks, AK
  • The Honorable Victor Joseph: Chief/Chairman, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks, AK
  • Mr. Fenton Rexford: Advisor to the Mayor of North Slope Borough, Tribal Member, Native Village of Kaktovik, Kaktovik, AK
  • Rt. Rev. Mark A. Lattime: Bishop of Alaska, The Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, AK
  • Mr. Chad Brown: Founder, Soul River, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Dr. Steven C. Amstrup: Chief Scientist, Polar Bears International, Bozeman, MT 
  • Mr. Richard Glenn: Executive Vice President, External Affairs Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Barrow, AK 
  • Mr. Matthew Rexford: Tribal Administrator, Native Village of Kaktovik, Kaktovik, AK

Members of the public may attend in person or via webcast. More information is available at the Committee's website.