Summit on Energy, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, to Consider How We Achieve a More Secure, Reliable, Sustainable and Affordable Energy Future for the American People, September 12, 2008 [open pdf - 252KB]
From the opening statement of Olympia J. Snowe: "I want to thank Chairman Bingaman, Ranking Member Domenici, as well as the Majority and Minority Leaders for holding this timely summit on how we achieve a more secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable energy future for the American people. I also want to thank our broad collection of experts for their time and their insight into how our country can reestablish a coherent energy policy that will both enhance our nation's security and ultimately provide Americans with clean and economical energy. I am encouraged by the development of this summit, and I hope that we can build upon this event to forge a resolution to a crisis that is afflicting every American. In June of this year, Senator Ben Nelson and I wrote to Senate leadership, and later to the President, calling for an energy summit that would bring together the President, the Bicameral Leadership of Congress, and key stakeholders to move beyond this energy paralysis that is costing Americans every single day at the pump and invoking fear as winter approaches." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeff Bingaman, Gary Cohn, John Deutch, Pete V. Domenici, John Krenicki, Mitch McConnell, Marvin Odum, Dan Reicher, Harry Reid, James Roberts, John Rowe, Douglas Steenland, Frank Verrastro, Richard Wagoner, and Daniel Yergin.
S. Hrg. 110-654; Senate Hearing 110-654
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