5 Responses to Webcast: Reducing Our Oil Dependence
9:30 am ET: Sen. Merkley (D-OR) and panel of experts
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Our dependence on oil is not sustainable. The United States has only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves, yet we use one-quarter of the oil produced annually. One in five barrels of U.S. oil comes from countries that the State Department considers to be “dangerous or unstable.” The BP oil disaster is a tragic reminder of the human, economic, public health, and environmental costs of oil dependence. And growing worldwide oil demand””led by China””will put additional upward pressure on oil prices. The United States needs comprehensive clean energy and climate reform that would decrease our dependence on this expensive and unstable commodity.
Please join Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and a panel of experts to discuss the national security, economic, public health, and environmental consequences of our dependence on oil.
Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
James Barrett, Chief Economist, Clean Economy Development Center
Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, CNA
Jerome Ringo, Senior Executive for Global Strategies, Green Port
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress