Oversight of the Bush Administration's Energy Policy
U.S. Energy Secretary to Appear Before Select Committee on Record Gas Prices, Energy Policy
Bush Energy Policy Examined at Height of Driving Season
As oil and gas hit new records above $134 a barrel and $3.81 this week, many analysts are predicting even further increases in the price of gasoline as we edge towards the travel months of summer. To explore the Bush administration’s contributions to this energy crisis and the administration’s refusal to respond, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing with Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman.
The Select Committee asked Secretary Bodman questions on gas prices, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Bush administrations continued defence of the $18 billion in tax breaks the top five most profitable oil companies continue to receive. House Democrats want to redirect these tax breaks in order to fund renewable energy that could help consumers.
WHAT: Select Committee hearing, “Oversight of the Bush Administration’s Energy Policy.”
WHEN: 9:45 AM, Thursday, May 22, 2008 – Immediately following the EPA contempt vote.
WHERE: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC and on the web at globalwarming.house.gov
OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey
WITNESS: Samuel Bodman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Full video archive of hearing.
Rep Larson on gas and oil policy
Markey question on Bush-Saudi nuke deal
Rep. Blumenauer question on efficiency standards
Rep. Inslee question on cap & trade system
Rep. Hall question getting flex-fuel pumps at gas stations
Chairman Markey asks Sec. Bodman a question
Dept of Energy Secretary Bodman
Members of the Select Committee listen to testimony
Blumenauer and Markey ask about Bush gas price record
Sec. Bodman responds to questions
Markey asks why oil companies are not drilling on land they already have access to
Sec. Bodman listens to questions from Select Committee
Sec. Bodman and Chairman Markey speak after the hearing
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