August 18, 2010: Energy and Commerce Hearing on BP Oil Spill Accountability and Seafood Safety

** Revised - Media Advisory **

 

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

“The BP Oil Spill:  Accounting for the Spilled Oil and Ensuring the

Safety of Seafood from the Gulf”

 

Please note the time change and additional witness.

 

WASHINGTON, DC — The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing entitled “The BP Oil Spill:  Accounting for the Spilled Oil and Ensuring the Safety of Seafood from the Gulf” on Thursday, August 19, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  This hearing will explore how much oil could remain in the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil spill, and some of the potential impacts to the marine environment and fisheries that are associated with the spill and its cleanup.

INVITED WITNESSES:

·                    Bill Lehr, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

·                    Paul Anastas, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency

·                    Donald Kraemer, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration

·                    Ian MacDonald, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University

·                    Mike Voisin, Chief Executive Officer, Motivatit Seafoods, LLC

·                    Acy Cooper, Jr., Vice President, Louisiana Shrimp Association

·                    Dean Blanchard, President, Dean Blanchard Seafoods, Inc.

·                    Lisa Suatoni, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oceans Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

WHEN:          11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 19

 

WHERE:        2123 Rayburn House Office Building

** The hearing will be webcast at www.energycommerce.house.gov.

Please call the Committee on Energy and Commerce Press Office at 202-225-5735 with any questions.