American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, April 21, 22, 23, & 24 2009   [open pdf - 45MB]

From the opening statement of Edward J. Markey: "Today we will begin our legislative hearings on the American Clean Energy and Security Act discussion draft, which Chairman Waxman and I released 3 weeks ago. This bill provides a comprehensive approach to solving our economic energy and climate crisis. The time for delay and denial and inaction has come to an end. It is time to put Americans back to work in the jobs needed to bring about the age of the clean energy economy. We have an ambitious but achievable schedule before us. The markup process will begin next week, and we expect to report the bill from the full committee before the Memorial Day break. In my 33 years on the Energy and Commerce Committee, I cannot remember a week of hearings quite like this one. We are fortunate to have three Cabinet-level officials: former Vice President Al Gore; national security statesman, Republican Senator John Warner; dozens of executives from Fortune 500 companies; and many environmental leaders. We have already heard from more than 60 other witnesses at the subcommittee's previous hearings this year in addition to nearly 160 witnesses who appeared at the 24 hearings held by the subcommittee in the last Congress. The Waxman-Markey discussion draft uses many of the ideas put forth in the hearings held last year and this year and represents a solid start towards a consensus product. This legislation presents us with an historic opportunity. Of all the committees in Congress, I believe this committee is best suited to handle the challenge of passing strong energy legislation that will help grow our economy, create millions of green jobs and address the global warming crisis." For statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record, check the "Contents" section of the document.

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