Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Another Event...perhaps THE event

This was only announced this AM and is in the following week. But, Sir Richard d'(arth) Pombo will have his Resources Committee visiting Stockon on Monday, Feb. 27th at 8:00 AM. The announced purpose is an oversight hearing on the decline of fish populations in the Bay / Delta. The Resources Committee Media Advisory is just now on line...they did not even get the HTML title right yet.

The witness list has yet to be announced. I did make sure that Dan Bacher at The Fish Sniffer got a copy of the hearing notice. If anyone should be there and on the witness list, it is Dan: and then Dr. Jeffrey Mount from UC Davis Center for Watershed Management. I would hope that McCloskey and some of the Dems can find a way to make it there also.

I still suggest that anyone who can possibly make an early Monday Morning session try and be there. It is the normal practice of the Resources Committee to set up hearings so that they only hear testimony supporting the positions that they have already taken. In parsing the announcement, I would guess that the position will be "no sound science."

As I said before, this is an issue where the sports community is our ally If you know any fishermen, sports enthusiasts, etc., make sure that they know about this. If you know anyone who belongs to an environmental group in the area, pass on the announcement.

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2006 8:00 AM (PST)

WHERE: Port of Stockton
________ Rough and Ready Island
________ 315 Fyffe Ave.
________ Stockton, CA

5 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

Great catch Delta. I agree that this is very important.

3:56 PM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger Delta said...

Here is more on how the Resources Committee runs hearings. There is a hearing today on using forest products as a bio-mass energy source. The entire witness list consists of the president of a company that wants to do this and four members of an anti-regulation labor lobby for the pulp and paperworkers industry. That is getting a fair and balanced view according to Pombo.

7:13 AM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Delta, what hearing was that about the bio-mass? I want to use this as an example. Do you have a link or a source for this?

10:39 AM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Delta said...

Joint Oversight Hearing on the Effects of High Energy Costs on Jobs and the Potential for Expanded Use of Biomass for Energy

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/schedule/witness/020306.htm

8:02 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Delta said...

Sorry, the link got mushed. It is here:
Witness List.

8:05 PM, February 15, 2006  

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