The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending will hold a field hearing July 31 titled “Coal Use and the Environmental Agenda – Ohio Views.”

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a climate science hearing August 1. Panelists will include Christopher Field, director of the global ecology department at Stanford University; Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary John Griffin; and Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power plans to review the American Energy Initiative during a hearing August 2. The hearing will emphasize increasing differences between federal and non-federal lands with regards to energy development.