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This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

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Global Warming and Energy Independence

Every generation faces their own set of challenges. Our generation's challenges are clear: solving global warming and ending America's dependence on foreign oil.

In order to highlight the urgency of these twinned challenges, the Select Committee has identified a series of “Impact Zones” around the planet where the signs of global warming and the repercussions of our oil dependence are evident. Some “Impact Zones” are located in remote parts of the globe -- such as the Arctic Circle -- and other signs can be seen much closer to home -- like shifting seasonal weather patterns in New England.

We invite you to explore.