Press release: Bingaman talks Valles Caledera Transfer Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a bill to transfer the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National Park Service. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman051611m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about a hearing in the Energy Committee on a bill to transfer the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National Park Service.

01:16 – Bingaman comments on President Obama’s proposal to expand offshore oil and gas exploration.

04:03 – Bingaman talks about two bills he introduced last week: S. 916, the Oil and Gas Facilitation Act of 2011, and S. 917, the Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act of 2011.

05:42 – Bingaman talks about Congressional proposals to end certain tax breaks for some oil and gas companies.

07:31 – Bingaman says he continues to support funding for WIPP.

08:20 – Bingaman talks about hearings he is holding this week in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

10:32 – Bingaman talks about how legislation he introduced would benefit the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement ability to manage offshore drilling.

12:54 – Bingaman talks about the DREAM Act, which he is cosponsoring