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The Green Road to Economic Recovery

Going Green to Get Back America’s Greenbacks -- As Financial Sector Falters, Select Committee Hearing Explores Sustainable Path for American Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON – As Wall Street and Washington pick up the pieces from a broken financial sector, and families across the Gulf Coast assess the damage from multiple hurricanes, America is asking: how do we recover? How can we strengthen and stimulate our economy, protect our environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil?

Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming explored the substantial role clean energy and climate-friendly policies should play in any economic stimulus and recovery plan. Several reports, including a recent study by the University of Massachusetts and Center for American Progress, say that investments in clean energy, energy efficiency and green buildings could create millions of jobs in America, including hundreds of thousands in the construction sector.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: “The Green Road to Economic Recovery.”
WHERE: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
and on the web at
WHEN: 1:30 PM, Thursday, September 18, 2008

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey

Mr. Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Dr. Robert Pollin, Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Mr. Fred Redmond, Vice President, United Steelworkers
Mr. Byron Kennard, Executive Director, Center for Small Business and the Environment
Dr. Margo Thorning, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, American Council for Capital Formation

Click here for full hearing transcript. 


Part 1 of Chairman Markey's Q&A Period

Part 2 of Chairman Markey's Q&A Period

Congressman Jay Inslee's closing remarks


Members of Select Committee


Markey, Sensenbrenner and Walden

Hendricks and Pollin

Redmond               b

Rep. Solis and Rep. Inslee

Kennard         e


Rep. Cleaver

Rep. McNerney

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