Mar 8, 2023 | Blog

Keppen To Testify Before U.S. House Committee

Alliance Testifies Before House Committee

Hearing on Solutions to Multiple Use Conflicts of Water Resources

Watch today at 2:00 PM ET to hear Alliance executive director Dan Keppen testify on the importance of managing water for multiple uses. This oversight hearing is being conducted by the Committee on Natural Resources Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee, chaired by Cliff Bentz (R-OR), left. The livestream of the hearing can be viewed HERE.

While conflicts over water resources have existed long-term, federal policies and government agencies have exacerbated some of these conflicts and threatened economies, the environment, and ways of life. This hearing will explore those threats while focusing on solutions.

Other witnesses invited to testify at this hearing include Scott Corwin (Executive Director, Northwest Public Power Association), Martha Guyas (Southeast Fisheries Policy Director, American Sportfishing Association) and Amy Cordalis, a long-time advocate for, and member of, the Yurok Tribe in northern California.

Mr. Keppen’s written testimony can be found HERE. His oral remarks at the hearing will underscore the importance of properly balancing management of the anticipated historic Western snowmelt this year, advocate for improved transparency and accountability, and suggest a new way of doing business regarding Endangered Species implementation. The Alliance message will emphasize that now is not the time for our government to be taking farmland out of production.

We encourage you to watch this hearing and share it with your social media networks.

We will continue to keep you informed on this and other developments impacting Western irrigated agriculture.
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