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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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Approaching Midnight: Oversight of the Bush Administration's Last-Minute Rulemakings

From global warming to water quality to endangered species to clean air, the Bush administration is pushing harder than ever to advance its anti-environmental agenda by rescinding, changing, or issuing rules, with negative consequences for our natural resources, environment, and America’s energy policy.
A panel of environmental and regulatory experts discussed the ramifications of these last-minute rulemakings at a hearing on December 11, 2008 before Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
The Select Committee recently released a report detailing these frightening possible significant regulatory rule changes by the Bush administration in its final days. The report is entitled “Past is Prologue: For Energy and the Environment, the Bush Administration's Last 100 Days Could Rival the First 100” and is available HERE.
WHAT: Select Committee hearing: "Approaching Midnight: Oversight of the Bush Administration's Last-Minute Rulemakings."
WHERE: 210 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC and on the web at
WHEN: Thursday, December 11th, 2008, 10:00 AM

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey

Mr. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Waterkeeper Alliance
Ms. Jamie Rappaport Clark, Executive Vice President, Defenders of Wildlife
Mr. John Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Mr. Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Click here for full hearing transcript. 


Full video archive of hearing.


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr's Opening Statement

Chairman Markey's Question-and-answer period during the hearing.

Chairman Markey comments during the hearing.


Committee Members, witnesses, and Ethel Kennedy after the hearing.

Jamie Clark and Robert F. Kennedy Jr testify before the Committee

John Walke & Jeffery Holmstead testify before the Committee

Chairman Markey & Robert F Kennedy, Jr discuss the hearing

Jamie Rappaport Clark testifies before the Committee.

Jeff Holmstead testifies before the Committee

Robert F Kennedy, Jr, demonstrates a program for Chairman Markey & Congressman Inslee

Chairman Markey meets with Ethel Kennedy after the hearing

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