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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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Clearing the Smoke: Understanding the Impacts of Black Carbon Pollution

CLICK HERE to read the official transcript of this hearing.

Black carbon is a particle pollutant -- a component of soot and smoke -- that is emitted during the burning of fossil fuels and biomass. Finding solutions that reduce black carbon pollution is an important step in the fight against climate change.

On Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing entitled: “Clearing the Smoke: Understanding the Impacts of Black Carbon Pollution.”

WHAT: Select Committee Hearing, "Clearing the Smoke: Understanding the Impacts of Black Carbon Pollution"

WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WHERE:  1310 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey

Tami Bond, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Testimony Part 1 | Testimony Part 2
Drew Shindell, Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director, Clean Air Task Force


Full video archive of hearing.


Each witness gives a one-minute summary of their testimony:

Part of Representative Inslee's Question & Answer period:


Witnesses at the hearing with Chairman Markey

Chairman Markey and Representative Cleaver with the panel after the hearing

Dr. Tami Bond

Dr. Bond testifies before the Committee.

Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Dr. Ramanathan testifies before the Committee.

Mr. Conrad Schneider

Mr. Schneider testifies before the Committee.

Dr. Drew Shindell

Dr. Shindell testifies before the Committee.

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