Dear WSTN Friends and Supporters,
I am excited to share the news that we will be hosting the “Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative Capitol Hill Briefing: LNG Exports from the Pacific Coast” on March 9 at 8:30AM in the Capitol Hill Visitor Center (Room TBD) in Washington, D.C. The briefing will feature a distinguished panel of guests including the Honorable Hirai Hirohide, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, the Honorable Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and the Honorable Senator Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico.
Also joining us at this bipartisan, international forum will be representatives of the Ute Indian Tribe, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Nation as well as executives from Sempra Infrastructure Partners, Tallgrass Energy, and the Board Chair of the Wyoming Energy Authority.
Our goal for this briefing is to advance the policy discussions and initiatives which came out of WSTN’s successful West Coast LNG Export Forum, held in December.
Below is a draft agenda. Stay tuned for further info and announcements on this event.
Looking forward to seeing you in D.C. on March 9.
President, Western States and Tribal Nations
Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative
Capitol Hill Briefing: LNG Exports from the Pacific Coast
March 9, 2023 – 8:30AM to 10:30AM
Washington, D.C. – Capitol Hill Visitor Center – Room TBD
Policy Discussion covering the Rockies Resource Base, Industry Decarbonization Progress, Tribal Resource Development Perspectives, Export Opportunities and the Energy Security of U.S. Allies in Asia.
8:30AM Welcome and Introductions – Andrew Browning, President, Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative
8:40AM Honorable John Barrasso, Senator, State of Wyoming – (confirmed)
8:55AM Honorable Ben Ray Lujan, Senator, State of New Mexico – (confirmed)
9:10AM Honorable Hirai Hirohide, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry– Overview of Japanese and Asian Energy Challenges (confirmed)
9:25AM Ute Indian Tribe, Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Jicarilla Apache Nation – Tribal Perspectives on Resource Development and Western Energy Exports (confirmed)
9:40AM Dustin Bashford, Segment President-Natural Gas, Tallgrass Energy – Rockies Decarbonization Efforts – (confirmed)
9:55AM Paul Ulrich, Board Chair, Wyoming Energy Authority – Financing and Infrastructure – (confirmed)
10:10AM TBD, Sempra Infrastructure Partners – Overview of Energía Costa Azul (confirmed)
10:25AM Wrap Up and Next Steps – Andrew Browning