House Energy and Commerce Committee

Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee

Plans for the Removal of the Lower Snake River Dams

2123 Rayburn
Tue, 30 Jan 2024 15:00:00 GMT

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security will hold a hearing entitled “Exposing President Biden’s Plan to Dismantle the Snake River Dams and the Negative Impacts to the United States.” The hearing will examine the management and operations of federal dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries, and actions taken by the Biden administration to plan for the removal of the Lower Snake River dams.

Hearing memo


Panel I

  • Brenda Mallory, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality
  • John Hairston, Administrator and CEO, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Michael L. Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), U.S. Army
  • Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Jeremiah Baumann, Senior Advisor, Director of Policy and Implementation, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Panel II

  • Jim Matheson, CEO, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
  • Casey Chumrau, CEO, Washington Grain Commission
  • Neil Maunu, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA)
  • Jeremy Takala, Member, Yakama Nation’s Tribal Council