Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | February 25, 2009

Environmental lawyer Sanders says Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning is on U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Senator Bunning speaking at Kentucky Energy Summitt in 2007

Senator Bunning speaking at Kentucky Energy Summitt in 2007

Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning is a member of the U.S. Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Bunning is also on the Subcommittees for Energy, Public Lands and Forests, and Water and Power.  This is a powerful committee with oversight of many issues of vital interest to those in the environmental area dealing with energy and public lands. 

 

The address of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee is: 304 Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, DC 20510; and its telephone number is (202) 224-4971. 

 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has oversight and legislative responsibilities for:

 

  • The Committee has oversight of the Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Forest Service
  • National Energy Policy
  • Coal production
  • Energy related aspects of deepwater ports
  • Energy regulation and conservation
  • Energy research and development
  • Extraction of minerals from oceans and Outer Continental Shelf lands
  • Hydroelectric power, irrigation, and reclamation
  • Mining education and research
  • Mining, mineral lands, mining claims, and mineral conservation
  • National parks, recreation areas, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, historical sites, military parks and battle fields, and on the public domain, preservation or prehistoric ruins and objects of interest.
  • Naval petroleum reserves in Alaska
  • Nonmilitary development of nuclear energy
  • Public lands and forest
  • Renewable energy resources including biofuels, wind, solar and geothermal sources of energy
  • Territorial policy (including changes in status and issues affecting Antarctica, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Marshall Islands)
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