Title

Clearing the Air, Feeding the Fuel Tank: Understanding the Link Between Energy and Environmental Security

Tuesday, May 06, 2008
B-318 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Alcee Hastings
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Ben Cardin
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Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Chris Smith
Title Text: 
Ranking Minority Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Dr. Jonathan Pershing
Title: 
Director, Climate, Energy and Pollution Program
Body: 
World Resources Institute
Name: 
Dr. Richard Bradley
Title: 
Head, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division
Body: 
International Energy Agency
Name: 
Ms. Jetta Wong
Title: 
Senior Policy Associate, Agriculture & Energy Program
Body: 
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Name: 
Mr. Justin M. Lee
Title: 
CEO
Body: 
Nexsun Energy, Inc.
Name: 
Dr. Alex Marker
Title: 
Director for Research and Development
Body: 
SCHOTT North America

Congress has an obligation to work to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the benefit of current and future generations.  To reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and achieve a healthier environment, we need a multi-faceted approach that addresses the tangled web of issues involved.  We need to foster both energy independence and clean energy.

Given rising sea levels, the increasing severity of storm surges, and higher temperatures the world over, the impact of global climate change is undeniable.  Unless we act now, we will see greater and greater threats to our way of life on this planet.

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