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Rep. Edward J. Markey, Chairman - Stay Connected with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and RSS Feeds
The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

About Chairman Markey

About Chairman Markey Rep. Edward Markey was appointed by Speaker Pelosi as Chairman of the new Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming at the beginning of the 110th Congress. Mr. Markey has long been active on energy and environmental issues, reflecting his commitment to maintaining the quality of life and economic opportunity in New England. The president of the League of Conservation Voters has said of the chairman "there is no greater environmental champion in Congress than Ed Markey as we fight to head off the looming catastrophe of climate change."

In addition to chairing the Select Committee, Rep. Markey is a senior member of both the Energy and Commerce Committee (where he chairs the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet) and the Resources Committee, and also serves on the Homeland Security Committee. From 1985-1987, Rep. Markey chaired the Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy Conservation and Power Subcommittee, and from 1980-1984 he chaired the House Interior Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He has authored numerous energy reforms in his career on these committees overseeing the Department of Energy the Department of Interior, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as national energy policy and regulation generally. He also serves as an honorary Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy.