Chairs Rodgers and Johnson Announce Witnesses for East Palestine Field Hearing
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) today announced that the following individuals have been invited to testify at the field hearing in East Palestine, Ohio, titled “Life After the Train Derailment: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability for the People of East Palestine:”
“To continue building trust with the communities affected by the February train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, it’s important that we hear from those who have been directly affected, as well as the officials who are working to return life to normal. We look forward to hearing from community and local business leaders, the Ohio EPA, and Norfolk Southern about the effects of the derailment, the ongoing cleanup efforts and the actions being taken to address potential residual environmental hazards,” said Chairs Rodgers and Johnson.
The following individuals have been invited to testify:
- Alan Shaw, CEO, Norfolk Southern
- Trent Conaway, Mayor, East Palestine, Ohio
- Tom Brittain, Owner, Brittain Motors
- Anne Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials hearing titled “Life After the Train Derailment: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability for the People of East Palestine.”
WHAT: A field hearing to assess the cleanup progress following the February train derailment and chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio.
DATE: Friday, September 22, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: American Legion Hall, 140 N Walnut St, East Palestine, OH 44413
The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson with the Committee staff at Kaitlyn.Peterson@mail.house.gov.
National Media should please RSVP to Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.
Local Media should please RSVP to Ben Keeler at Benjamin.Keeler@mail.house.gov.
NOTE: This is an official congressional hearing, not an open forum or town hall. Members of the public are invited to attend as members of the audience to listen to invited witness testimony.