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  •  Says to American People ‘The Solution Will Not Be Televised’ After Releasing Public Video Feed, BP Blackout for Well Termination Attempt WASHINGTON (May 25, 2010) – After pushing BP into providing a live feed of the spill at the bottom of the ocean, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today learned that BP will terminate the... Read More
  • With Continued Use of Chemicals, Chairman Asks for Details on Monitoring Regime, Human Health Impacts WASHINGTON (May 25, 2010) – In light of continued use of chemical oil dispersants by BP, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today asked the Food and Drug Administration for information on how Gulf seafood that could be purchased and eaten by... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, and Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), founder and co-chair of the House Nuclear Security Caucus, last week introduced a joint resolution of disapproval of the proposed civilian nuclear... Read More
  • MEDFORD - Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) honored Jack Dempsey of Medford High School this week with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition in honor of his tireless work on behalf of Medford’s veterans and in recognition of his outstanding and invaluable service to the City of Medford.  Jack worked with Medford resident Tom... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (May 25, 2010) – Responding to pressure from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), BP tonight agreed to continue to show a live feed of the attempt to plug the oil spill as the company attempts the so-called “top kill” measure. Rep. Markey, after learning from BP of its intent to kill the live video feed, earlier today... Read More
  • Friday Request from Chairman Markey Leads to Huge Commitment from BP Today; Halliburton, Transocean Should Also Contribute, Says Chairman WASHINGTON (May 24, 2010) – Following a written request on Friday from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) to the companies responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to establish a fund for scientists... Read More
  • Commend President for Ensuring Commissions Independence WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif) was joined by her colleague Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) in applauding the Presidents announcement he will create, by Executive Order, an independent commission to investigate the Gulf oil spill. The commission was modeled on the provisions included in... Read More
  • Chairman Says BP, Halliburton, Transocean Should Establish Oil Spill “SURF”-- Surface and Underwater Research Fund; Would Help End Specter of Conflict of Interest WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2010) - Today, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) sent a letter to the companies responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico urging the creation... Read More
  • WASHINGTON (May 24, 2010) – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that BP’s analysis on the effects from using oil dispersants was flawed, directed the company to reduce the use of Corexit dispersants for surface applications because it has been shown to be ineffective, and ordered BP to continue to search for less toxic... Read More
  • BP Still Not Showing All Feeds; Chairman Releases New Footage, YouTube Example of BP's Multiple Video Capabilities WASHINGTON (May 24, 2010) -- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on BP to ensure that the public has full access to all video footage from the sea floor. After coaxing BP to provide a live feed of the undersea operations at... Read More
  • Lawmaker is principal House author of the first mandated increase in fuel economy standards since 1975  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) hailed President Obama’s announcement today that he has directed EPA and DOT to build upon its fuel economy standards for cars and SUVs by developing new standards for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif) was joined by her colleagues Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) in sending a letter to President Obama outlining recommendations for the responsibilities and membership of the independent commission he is expected to establish to investigate the BP Gulf oil spill. ... Read More
  • Directive to Choose Less Toxic Chemical Follows Markey Letter to EPA May 20, 2010 -- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ordering BP to use less toxic dispersant chemicals in the company’s cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The company has been applying these chemicals deep... Read More
  • House Privacy Caucus co-chairmen concerned about access to private data  WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Edward Markey, D-Mass., co-chairmen of the House Privacy Caucus, today wrote to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Liebowitz about Google’s recent revelation that it gathered information sent over Wi-Fi... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment approved by a vote of 18 to 13 H.R. 5320, the Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2010 (the “AQUA Act”).  This legislation, introduced by Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey, will reauthorize and increase... Read More
  • Public, Scientists Deserve to See All Video from Spill, Says Chairman; Markey Offers to Host Feed on Website If BP Cannot WASHINGTON (May 19, 2010) – In advance of hosting a congressional briefing today with independent scientists on the true size of the oil leak, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to BP America’s CEO Lamar... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-Chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, today released a letter from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz responding to Rep. Markey’s recent call for an investigation into the... Read More
  • Questions Arise on Chemicals Used in Gulf Spill, Including Link to Giant Undersea Oil Plumes WASHINGTON (May 17, 2010) -- Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today queried the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the dangers of applying oil-dispersing chemicals deep underwater as an effort to mitigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the letter sent... Read More
  • BP Refuses to Provide Information on Size of Flow to Chairman Markey; Resists Help From Scientists; Markey Calls for Release of More Video to Aid Independent Analysis WASHINGTON (May 16, 2010) -- Even as independent scientific reports surface on the presence of giant underwater plumes of oil emanating from BP's sunken, damaged oil pipe, the oil... Read More
  • Follows Legislation Introduced by Chairman Markey, Rep. Capps WASHINGTON (May 17, 2010) – Following legislation introduced by Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Lois Capps (D-Calif.), President Obama will appoint an independent commission to look into the Gulf oil spill and make recommendations to avoid such disasters in the... Read More