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Hearings and Publications

Hearings and Publications

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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.

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Planning Communities for a Changing Climate - "Smart Growth, Public Demand and Private Opportunity

New Cities Being Developed in Tornado-ravaged Kansas Town, Abu Dhabi Are Shining Examples of Better Development Practices

With fuel prices at an all-time high, a housing market gone sour, and heightened concerns about global warming, smart urban and rural community planning can help all three by reducing the miles traveled in vehicles, improving infrastructure and establishing economically strong communities.

On Wednesday June 18th, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing titled, “Planning Communities for a Changing Climate—Smart Growth, Public Demand and Private Opportunity.” The committee explored examples of better development practices happening here in a tornado-ravaged Kansas town and on the sands of Abu Dhabi in the Middle East.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: "Planning Communities for a Changing Climate—Smart Growth, Public Demand and Private Opportunity."

WHERE: 311 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

WHEN: 9:30 AM, Wednesday, June 18


Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber, CEO, Masdar Initiative, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Steve Hewitt, City Administrator, Greensburg, Kansas  
Gregory Cohen, President and CEO, American Highway Users Alliance
David Goldberg, Director of Communications, Smart Growth America
Steve Winkleman, Transportation Director, Center for Clean Air Policy

Click here for full hearing transcript. 



Full video archive of hearing.


Steve Hewitt testifies before the Select Committee


Dr Sultan Al-Jaber testifies before the Select Committee


A portion of Steve Winkleman's Testimony


Chairman Markey's Question-and-Answer period

Representatives Blumenauer and Inslee question Gregory Cohen



The Select Committee starts hearing

Goldberg, Winkleman, Cohen, Al Jaber, Hewitt

Steve Hewitt

Sultan Al Jaber

David Goldberg

Steve Winkleman

Gregory Cohen

Members watch a video on tornado damage in Greensburg, Kansas

Rep. Inslee and Rep. Blumenauer

Chairman Markey and Rep. Walden listen to Steve Hewitt

Rep Solis and the panel

After the hearing

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