On October 12, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to review the end of the Gulf of Mexico’s drilling moratorium and the lingering impact on jobs, energy production, and local economies.

On October 13, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill report, and that of the U.S. Coast Guard's Joint Investigation Team.

On October 12, the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing on advancing coal research and development.

On October 13, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on the American energy initiative which will focus on electric transmission issues.

On October 12, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending will hold a hearing on the Obama administration's green energy policies impact on small business and consumers.

On October 13, the Senate Environment Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy will hold a hearing on innovative practices to create jobs and reduce pollution.

On October 12, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on cutting spending at the Environmental Protection Agency.