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Webcast: Reducing Our Oil Dependence

By Joe Romm  

"Webcast: Reducing Our Oil Dependence"

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9:30 am ET: Sen. Merkley (D-OR) and panel of experts

Streaming Video today:  Click here to watch the event live.

Details on the event:

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.

Introduction by:
Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Keynote Speaker:
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Featured Speakers:
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

Moderated by:
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress

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5 Responses to Webcast: Reducing Our Oil Dependence

  1. prokaryote says:

    Watching now, but the stream seems a little choppy so far.

  2. Brian M says:

    I agree, a very choppy stream. I hope they will post a podcast version later.

  3. prokaryote says:

    Even just the audio would be enough (or put it on ustream maybe?)

  4. prokaryote says:

    Energy politics in the Senate: why Merkley’s oil plan matters
    http://www.grist.org/article/2010-06-14-energy-politics-in-the-senate-why-merkleys-oil-plan-matters

  5. Ferdinand Smith says:

    These are mere Suross sock puppets on the panel?