TSF Invited to Testify at Congressional Field Hearings on Mercury Monday, Nov. 23

NEVADA CITY CA, 19 November 2009 – The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources has invited The Sierra Fund’s Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, to provide official testimony as part of a field hearing on “Abandoned Mines and Mercury in California.”  The hearing is scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2009 at 10 a.m., at the State Capitol, Room 4202, in Sacramento, California.

Calaveras County Supervisor Steve Wilensky has also been invited to speak.  Other witnesses include representatives of the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, United States Geological Survey, and Environmental Protection Agency, the California State Water Resources Control Board, and Department of Conservation, as well as from Tuleyome (from Cache Creek), and the Northwest Mining Association.

The hearing will be convened by Congressman Jim Costa, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  For further information, call Wendy VanAsselt, Legislative Staff for the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, or Marcie Cooperman, Clerk of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, at (202) 225-9297.