Sen. Daines to lead SCIA field hearing on coal in Indian Country

The Little Big Horn College Health and Wellness Center in Crow Agency, Montana. Photo from SIPA

Freshman Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) will chair a field hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee tomorrow.

Representatives of the Crow Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the Navajo Nation will testify about coal development in Indian Country. The committee will also examine the expired Indian Coal Production Tax Credit and new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that affect emissions from coal production.

Critics of coal development in Indian Country have not been invited to testify. No one from the Obama administration is on the witness list either although Montana, who will be represented by Attorney General Tim Fox, is opposing the new EPA regulations.

The hearing takes place at 10:30am at the Little Big Horn College Health and Wellness Center on the Crow Reservation. The witness list follows:
The Honorable Darrin Old Coyote
Crow Tribe of Montana
Crow Agency, Montana

The Honorable Tim Fox
Attorney General of Montana
Montana Department of Justice
Helena, Montana

The Honorable Lorenzo Bates
Navajo Nation Council
Window Rock, Arizona

Jason Small
Journeyman Boilermaker
Labor Advocate
Member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Eric Henson
Research Fellow
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Boston, Massachusetts

Committee Notice:
Oversight Field Hearing on "Empowering Indian Country: Coal, Jobs, and Self-Determination" (April 8, 2015)

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