Energy and Power Subcommittee Launches Hearing Series on "American Energy Initiative" THURSDAY
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will host the first component of the committee's "American Energy Initiative" hearing on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in room 2123 of Rayburn House Office Building.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unveiled the initiative at a press conference last week alongside other top House Republicans including Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R-MI). Thursday's hearing will focus on oil supplies, gasoline prices, and jobs in the Gulf of Mexico. Recent global events in Libya and the Middle East have provided a sharp reminder of the potential for an oil-supply disruption, underscoring our own nation's energy vulnerabilities. As gasoline prices continue to rise, approaching $4.00 per gallon, the nation can no longer afford policies that lock away our domestic oil-and-gas resources and thwart job growth. We must pursue a new American Energy Initiative to fortify our energy security and provide for high-paying American jobs.
The hearing is open to the public and press. Opening statements, witness testimony, and a live webcast will be available online at http://energycommerce.house.gov.
Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition
Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.
Offshore Marine Service Association
Vice President, Mississippi Gulf Coast Tourism Commission
Dr. Joseph R. Mason
E.J. Ourso School of Business
Louisiana State University
Dr. Mark Cooper
Consumer Federation of America
Chief Executive Officer
Marine Well Containment Company