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BCSE Testified at Congressional Hearing On June 19


On Thursday, June 19, the Council testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality at a hearing focused on various climate change proposals being considered by Congress.  Lisa Jacobson, Executive Director, spoke on behalf of the Council, “By implementing policies that drive clean energy investments right away, the United States can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be better able to achieve long-term climate change mitigation goals at affordable costs to consumers and businesses.”


“Moreover,” Jacobson said, “moving forward with a strong clean energy deployment strategy can be done now, while Congress deliberates the design of a federal climate change program.  This will provide a down payment on greenhouse gas reduction and start the nation down a clean energy path.”  A complete copy of the BCSE testimony will be made available shortly.


Witness List


Panel I


Mr. Kraig R. Naasz, President and CEO, National Mining Association


Mr. Michael Goo, Climate Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council


Mr. Alan Reuther, Legislative Director, UAW


Ms. Lisa Jacobson, Executive Director, Business Council for Sustainable Energy


Mr. Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute


Mr. Frank L. “Skip” Bowman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute


Ms. Mary Minette, Director for Environmental Education and Advocacy, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, On behalf of the National Council of Churches


Mr. Ford West, President, The Fertilizer Institute



Panel II


Dr. John Felmy, Chief Economist,American Petroleum Institute


Ms. Emily Figdor, Director, Federal Global Warming Program, Environment America


Mr. Robert Baugh, Executive Director AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council, Chair AFL-CIO Energy Task Force


Mr. Jason Grumet, Executive Director, National Commission on Energy Policy


Mr. Paul Cicio, President, Industrial Energy Consumers of America


Mr. Doug Scott, Director, Illinois EPA


Mr. C. Randall Mullett, Vice President, Government Affairs, Con-way, Inc., On behalf of the American Trucking Association