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Monday, June 7: House Energy and Commerce - Louisiana - focuses on the local impact of the spill. Hearings later this week cover the liability caps and the Interior Department's safety report.

Monday, June 7: House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - field hearing in Chalmette, Louisiana on the local impact of the spill. Witnesses include Natalie Roshto of Liberty, Mississippi, Courtney Kemp of Jonesville, Louisiana, Louisiana Shrimp Association's Acy Cooper, Institute of Marine Mammal Services Executive Director Moby Solangi, Kelby Linn of the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce, Clarence Duplessis of Braithwaite, Louisiana and Wilma Subra of the Subra Company.

Tuesday, June 8: Senate Judiciary Committee - 10:00 a.m. exploring whether recent court decisions and liability caps encouraged irresponsible behavior in the oil industry. Witnesses include Baton Rouge lawyer Christopher Jones, Jack Coleman of EnergyNorthAmerica and Tom Galligan of Colby Sawyer College. As you know this has been a hot topic, but larger immaterial to this situation really as BP has publicly vowed to exceed the limit. A higher limit would make it nearly impossible for smaller operators to conduct business though.

Wednesday, June 9: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - 10:00 a.m. - examine issues related to the Department of the Interior’s May 27 report, “Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf,” including oversight of recent actions recommended by the Department to address the safety of offshore oil development. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be the witness.

Wednesday, June 9: Senate Environment Committee examination of the legal liability issues surrounding the Gulf Coast oil disaster. Witnesses will include DT Minich of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Venice Charter Fishing captain Mike Frenette, RJ Kopchak of the Cordova District Fishermen United and Prince William Sound Science Center, Kenneth Murchison of Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Barry Hartman of K&L Gates and Ron Baron of Willis Global Energy.

Wednesday, June 9: House Natural Resources Committee continues its series of 7 hearings related to Deepwater Horizon by focusing on the short and long-term impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Rig Explosion at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 9: House Science Committee - 10 a.m. - hearing on the research and technology needs for oil spill cleanups.

Thursday, June 10: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - 10 a.m. - will begin assessing the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on states, localities and the private sector.

Thursday, June 10: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety will look at safety issues in the oil and gas industry - 10:00 a.m.

Source: Frank Maisano