Moving America Toward a Clean Energy Economy and Reducing Global Warming Pollution: Legislative Tools, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 7, 2009 [open pdf - 5MB]
This is the July 7, 2009 hearing "Moving America Toward a Clean Energy Economy and Reducing Global Warming Pollution: Legislative Tools" held before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer: "Today's hearing is the kickoff of a historic Senator effort to pass legislation that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create millions of clean energy jobs, and protect our children from pollution. The central theme in Thomas Friedman's book, Hot, Flat and Crowded, is this: the nation that aggressively addresses the issue of climate change will be the nation that will thrive, the nation that will lead, and will be the nation that will prosper. Here is what Friedman writes, in his own words: ''The ability to develop clean power and energy efficient technologies is going to become the defining measure of a country's economic standing, environmental health, energy security and national security over the next 50 years.''" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Steven Chu, Lisa P. Jackson, Thomas Vilsack, Ken Salazar, Haley Barbour, Rich Wells, David Hawkins, and John Fetterman.
S. Hrg. 111-1199; Senate Hearing 111-1199
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