(ABOVE VIDEO) Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa speaks during a federal hearing on volcano hazards held on November 19 in Washington D.C. This video utilizes footage from the archived hearing webcast, available on the House Committee on Natural Resources website.
U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa follows Chairman Rep. Doug Lamborn with an opening statement before the November 19 oversight hearing on “Volcano Hazards: Exploring the National Preparation and Response Strategy”. The hearing was held in Washington D.C. by the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources under the House Committee on Natural Resources.
According to the House Committee on Natural Resources, the hearing was held to examine “the current state of volcanic hazards in the United States and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program that is designed to address these hazards, alert communities to pending eruptions, and mitigate devastating impacts to communities within the hazard zones. This hearing is especially timely in light of the current encroachment of an active lava flow into a residential neighborhood in Hawaii.”
Rep. Hanabusa, a Democrat, sits on the Republican-controlled House Committee on Natural Resources.