Aviation Fuels: Needs, Challenges, and Alternatives, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 28, 2011 [open pdf - 1MB]
From the opening statement of Maria Cantwell: "Let me take a moment to comment on the current FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] situation. Our air, our Nation's air traffic control system is being held hostage, and it's not fair to the thousands of workers wanting to get back to work and on the job, and it's not fair to Americans. There's about $200 million of weekly revenue that is not being collected. And what we need is to move forward on getting a continuing of the FAA. We've done this about 20 times now, so I'm hoping my colleagues in the House will come to terms with moving this legislation-- particularly since the FAA overall bill is so close to being done as well. A lot of issues have been resolved. So, I'm hopeful that this week we will be able to resolve both of those issues. This hearing is focused in the importance of investing in a stable supply chain for aviation production of biofuels. With the rising cost of jet fuel and the thriving American biofuel industry, we have an opportunity to help aviation by keeping costs down for the future." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Maria Cantwell, John Thune, Mark Warner, Frank R. Lautenberg, Amy Klobuchar, Lourdes Maurice, Terry Yonkers, Billy M. Glover, Tom Todaro, Sharon Pinkerton, Judith Canales, Richard L. Altman, John Plaza, Jim Rekoske, and John D. Rockefeller IV.
S. Hrg. 112-209; Senate Hearing 112-209
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